Raheem Sterling is on the verge of joining Chelsea and could become the first signing of the Todd Boehly era.
The Man City winger’s signing could reportedly be done by the end of this week and he can join the squad on the pre-season tour.
Of course, once confirmed, Sterling would get his own personalized number at Chelsea. So which numbers can he be given?
Here are 4 options.
1. No. 9: With Romelu Lukaku gone, the no.9 shirt is vacant again. While it is considered as a ‘curse’, Sterling can take it up as a challenge to prove otherwise and be the leader of Chelsea’s attack.
2. No. 15: This number has been worn by the likes of Didier Drogba, Florent Malouda and Mo Salah at Chelsea. While it would be a unique option, the Blues can offer it to Sterling and help him carve his own legacy at Stamford Bridge.
3. No.17: Saul Niguez wore this last season and couldn’t do much wearing it. But Sterling can look to do some good wearing it and help bring a better reputation to it.
4. No. 25: Gianfranco Zola wore this shirt at Chelsea and carved up an iconic legacy for it. So much so that it has been vacant since he left in 2003. Sterling can help revive the shirt’s legacy and bring it pride by wearing it.