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Manchester City’s prodigy Cole Palmer joins Chelsea


In a shocking transfer of this season’s Premier League, young sensation Cole Palmer of Manchester City has joined Chelsea. The youngster was termed to be the next Riyad Mahrez and was affirmed a start considering a void in the attacking third.

Palmer, however, was assured of another season on the bench in the opening matches of the Premier League. In a jam-packed talented side like Manchester City, it was always going to be tough to find a regular spot. It does come in as a shock move considering the number of matches Palmer had played for Man City last season. He made 25 appearances for the club in all competitions and was a constructive figure in their historic treble journey.

The 21-year-old joins Stamford Bridge for £45m in the Deadline Day transfer. Chelsea has been in the lookout for a prodigy in front of goal and has found a perfect partner in Cole Palmer.

“Palmer has signed a seven-year contract – with a club option of a further year – at Stamford Bridge and will join up with Mauricio Pochettino’s squad ahead of our Premier League fixture with Nottingham Forest,” the club said in a statement.

“Palmer has made an impressive start to the current campaign – he scored in both the Community Shield and UEFA Super Cup – but will now continue his career at Stamford Bridge,” Chelsea added.

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‘I’m excited to get started and it feels great to sign,’ said Palmer. ‘I’ve joined Chelsea because the project here sounds good and because of the platform I will have to try to showcase my talents. It is a young and hungry squad and, hopefully, we can do something special here.’

Cole Palmer is more than ready to start for a struggling Chelsea squad. The transfer is also a big gamble for both parties and highly so for the player considering his transfer from a champion team that feasts on wins to a club that has forgotten all the essence of winning. Palmer will be competing for a wider spot which is his most preferred position with Raheem Sterling, Christopher Nkunku, and Mykhailo Mudryk. Chelsea too has played a gamble in signing the youngster for a six to seven-year contract, only that they have most likely made a profit out of this deal.

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