Raheem Sterling happy at Chelsea amid exit links

Raheem Sterling has no interest in leaving Chelsea amid recent links to Saudi Arabia, as the winger still has three years to go on his deal.

Fabrizio Romano has claimed that Raheem Sterling remains committed to Chelsea amid links with a move away from the club. The 29-year-old still has three years to run on his high-value deal at Stamford Bridge and will look to stay put beyond the summer window.

Raheem Sterling happy at Chelsea

Raheem Sterling’s £50 million move to Chelsea coincided with one of the worst periods in the club’s recent history. The Blues have been abysmal in the last 18 months, spending massive amounts of money on recruits under current owners Todd Boely and Clearlake Capital.

However, their league positions have been dismal, and there are questions over their financial standings after a massive outlay in recent windows. Hence, there are suggestions that Chelsea might sell some of their known stars, with the club also pondering parting ways with Raheem Sterling.

Sterling was one of the first high-profile signings of the Boehly era, with Chelsea paying £50 million or so for his signature from Manchester City. Another report suggested the 29-year-old was offered to Saudi clubs, especially Al-Hilal, by intermediaries, something Fabrizio Romano refuted as a false rumour.

The Italian journalist suggests he has spoken to Sterling’s agents, who have re-affirmed the £50 million Chelsea star’s commitment to the club. Hence, with three years to run on his current deal, the 29-year-old may not want to leave England so soon in his career and will want to continue playing at Stamford Bridge.

Could Sterling still leave Chelsea?

In the Boehly era, many players left the club reluctantly, citing this as a management decision of sorts. Chelsea’s massive spend over the last two summers has brought in the need to balance their books, which has seen several players leave, including Kai Havertz and Mason Mount.

Meanwhile, Sterling may not have to deal with the pressure some of those other departures had to experience, as the £50 million Chelsea star has plenty of power on his side. He remains one of the key players in the Premier League and has his numbers to back him should it come down to comparing it with other stars. Hence, unless the 29-year-old decides on calling time at Stamford Bridge, he will remain here.

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