Meet Raheem Sterling, In His Element

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Sports Illustrated

By Andrew Gastelum The boy from Brent grew up in the shadows of Wembley Stadium long before he starred under its arch. But fame hasn’t turned him into what U.K. tabloids would have you believe. Raheem Sterling is back home. Not just in London, where he acted as his own agent in a £45 million ($54.1 million) summer transfer to Chelsea. Not at Wembley Stadium, where he is the most experienced England player at just 27. But in Brent, the bustling borough where he is a legend. On a warm Sunday afternoon in September, the Boy from Brent, as he is affectionately known, is in a stuffy van ferrying hi…

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