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.
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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.
‘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.