Raheem Sterling flies to Australia to join Manchester City tour
Last Updated: 15/07/15 1:41pm
Raheem Sterling is flying to Australia to join his new team-mates a day after sealing his £49m move from Liverpool to Manchester City.
Sterling became the most expensive English player in history when he signed a five-year contract on Tuesday following weeks of speculation.
The England international boarded an Etihad flight to Australia’s Gold Coast on Wednesday morning and will join up the rest of City’s squad ahead of their friendly against Melbourne City on Saturday.
The 20-year-old winger is expected to play some part in City’s International Champions Cup campaign, which sees them play Roma and Real Madrid in Melbourne next week, live on Sky Sports.
City’s pre-season tour to Australia got off to a winning start earlier on Wednesday when goals from youngsters Brandon Barker and Bruno Zuculini clinched a 2-0 victory over Adelaide United in a behind-closed-doors friendly.
City’s Premier League campaign begins on August 10 with a visit to The Hawthorns to play West Bromwich Albion, a match you can see live on Sky Sports 1.