Unsurprisingly, Mason Mount turned out to be one of the Chelsea players who talked to Raheem Sterling before the latter decided to join the Blues.
“We are just adding another world-class, top player to our team,” Mount told the Mirror about his England teammate.
“He has been brilliant for them [Man City] for however many years and he has won so much, so for us to get him, we are lucky.
“He is going to do everything he can to be at the top of his level to win stuff with us. And we are a team with a lot of ambition and a lot to win. So he brings that too.
“I spoke to him a little bit when we were away on international duty. He didn’t have a clue what was going on. He just said there was interest there and I was obviously saying: ‘We’d love to have you at the club’.
“I know what he is like as a person and as a player. I’ve played with him for the last couple of years with England and he’s a top, top guy with a lot left to go and a lot more winning to do, so it’s brilliant to have him.”
Sterling was Thomas Tuchel’s priority target this summer and became the first major signing of the Todd Boehly era in a ₤47.5million deal.