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City must win trophies next season according to Sterling

​Manchester City midfielder Raheem Sterling says winning the Premier League is the top priority ahead of the new season.

By Jamie Fletcher | Published: 17th July 2017 Sport

City, who last won the title in 2014 and finished 15 points behind champions Chelsea last season, have added goalkeeper Ederson for a reported 34.7 million pounds ($44.92 million), midfielder Bernardo Silva for 43 million pounds and defender Kyle Walker for 50 million pounds.

Sterling said all the pieces were in place for a title run.

"We need to be winning trophies; we need to be getting that Premier League title back," the 22-year-old told the club's website. (www.mancity.com)

"For me, that's the most important thing for next year – to be the best team in England and we've already made some fantastic signings this summer that will only strengthen an already strong squad."

City will begin their pre-season campaign against Manchester United in the United States on Thursday in the International Champions Cup. "We've made sure we put the work in during the off period – our runs and our exercises – to come back ready for pre-season and we've been working hard all last week," Sterling said.

"We want to be firing from the first minute. Pre-season will be tough but we're really looking forward to it, especially playing Man United in the States.

"It will be an amazing experience and as always, a tough game against them."

City will also face Spanish champions Real Madrid and last season's Premier League runners-up Tottenham Hotspur on their U.S. tour.