Ian Wright explains why he is happy for Raheem Sterling

Raheem Sterling

Raheem Sterling has been playing well for Manchester City since his move from Liverpool last month.

Arsenal legend Ian Wright has been singing the praises of former Liverpool winger Raheem Sterling in The Sun.

Sterling joined Manchester City from Premier League rivals Liverpool last month, with BBC Sport reporting that the transfer fee paid for his services could reach £49 million.

The England international has settled into life at City well, having already established himself as an important player for manager Manuel Pellegrini.

In three Premier League appearances for the Citizens so far this season, the former Liverpool attacker has created three chances, has a pass accuracy of 88% and a shot accuracy of 75%, and has won five dribbles and three tackles.

Former Arsenal striker Wright has been impressed with the performances of Sterling so far this campaign and has spoken highly of him in The Sun.

“Raheem Sterling has really hit the ground running — and is only going to get better,” the Arsenal legend wrote in The Sun. “And his combinations with David Silva have been absolutely scintillating.”

“I must say I’m really pleased for Raheem, because he’s been getting so much stick from opposing fans after everything that went on in the summer,” added Wright.

“You sense that last laugh is going to be pretty loud, and his presence has brought another dimension to Silva’s game.”

Sterling is a very talented young player, but the way his move from City to Liverpool happened earlier this summer left a bad taste in the mouth.

While Liverpool fans may not agree, there is no doubt that the 20-year-old is going to become a better player at City.

Pellegrini has a much better squad than Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has, and training with the likes of David Silva, Yaya Toure and Sergio Aguero is only going to enhance Sterling’s growth and development as a footballer.

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