Cole Palmer Transfer: Chelsea has agreed to terms with Manchester City on a seven-year deal extension.
The 21-year-old revealed his departure from Manchester City on Friday morning, praising his boyhood club for their support over the years.
Chelsea have already confirmed his long-term arrival, and Palmer could be in the team for Saturday’s Premier League match against Nottingham Forest at Stamford Bridge.
“I’m excited to get started, and signing feels great.”
“I’ve joined Chelsea because the project here sounds interesting and because of the platform I’ll have to use to try to showcase my talents,” Palmer told the club’s official website.
“We have a young and hungry team here, and hopefully we can do something special.”
“Cole arrives with experience of winning the Premier League and Champions League and adds further quality and versatility to our attacking unit,” Chelsea’s co-sporting directors Laurence Stewart and Paul Winstanley remarked.
“Palmer has demonstrated his talent and potential in the most difficult environments,.
“He delivered for England this summer at the European Under-21 Championships.”
He is unquestionably ready for this next phase, and we are happy that Chelsea will be involved.
Cole Palmer: Career Stats
Palmer appeared for Man City’s first team 41 times in all competitions, scoring six goals and contributing two assists.
The explosive attacker has already scored twice for the Citizens this season. One against Arsenal in the Community Shield and another against Sevilla in the UEFA Super Cup.
Palmer came off the bench in City’s opening 2023-24 Premier League encounter against Burnley at Turf Moor on August 11.
However, the academy product has gone unnoticed in the club’s last two league games against Newcastle United and Sheffield United.
West Ham United were connected with Palmer earlier this month. However, it is understood that the Hammers were merely aiming to sign him on loan, which Guardiola’s side immediately refused.
Chelsea appears to have spent roughly £40 million. That includes a potential £2.5million in add-ons, bringing the club’s spending under owner Todd Boehly to more than £1 billion.