Raheem Sterling believes Manchester City and England will reap the benefits of his big-money summer move to the Etihad Stadium.
A prolonged and often ugly episode regarding the 20-year-old's future came to an end in July when he finally left Liverpool and made the move along the M62.
City made Sterling the most expensive English player in history and the fleet-footed forward is confident of repaying the eye-watering £49million transfer fee - something that bodes well for club and country.
"To go into training every day and see players of that calibre that I am working with, like Vinny (Kompany), Sergio (Aguero), David (Silva), Joe (Hart) - there's only one thing that you can do and that's improve with players like that," Sterling said, speaking in a press conference for the first time since his summer move.
"They've been around for many years, achieving stuff for many years.
"I am just happy to be in a squad like that and hopefully I continue my development and win trophies in the future with my football club."