From John Terry’s view, Manchester City got an outstanding deal when they signed Raheem Sterling from Liverpool for £49 million.
The Blues captain said he was impressed with the youngster last season, but feels he could have handled his situation at Liverpool better and also understands why he forced a move to the UCL team.
“Sterling was one of the best players I came up against last year. He caused a lot of problems and I think he is going to be a big player for them,” the Chelsea defender told the press.
“It is a lot of money but what other English player could you go out and buy? For me, he was one of the best players in the league.
“There were things that he did not perhaps handle well but he is a young kid who wants to play right at the very top and, through no fault of his own, he has had to go and do that at Manchester City because Liverpool did not make that grade last year.
“So I understand where he has come from and wish him well because I think he’s a top English player. Forget the money.”