The England international duo became City manager Manuel Pellegrini’s first major additions during the current transfer window as Sterling completed his £49million move from rivals Liverpool [via BBC Sport], whilst less than a week after committing his future to Aston Villa, Delph staged a stunning u-turn to join last season’s Premier League runners-up for £8million [via BBC Sport].
Both players transfers has raised questions among many in the media if the pair can succeed at a club where the likes of fellow Englishmen Jack Rodwell and Adam Johnson have failed to live up to expectations and had to leave the Etihad Stadium in order to receive regular first-team football.
However, Hart, who is a fully established member of the City squad insists Sterling and Delph can follow in his footsteps and feels the national team will benefit as a result:
“England will benefit with the two boys coming here. I just see them as great signings who will do well for us,” the City number one said [via Mirror Sport].
“But it can only bode well for England too with our players playing for successful sides. If they are playing at a high level it makes it easier for Roy Hodgson to pick them.”
“I’ve got some very good friends who are English and have played here and have nothing but good things to say about this club.”
“People will always have their opinions about this club but I’ve always said those on this side know what it is all about and are all very happy with the club as a whole,” Hart added.
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