Cole Palmer set to join Chelsea from Manchester City
Chelsea has completed the signing of Cole Palmer for a fee of £40 million, with an additional £5 million in potential add-ons. According to information from Fabrizio Romano, Palmer is scheduled to undergo his medicals on Thursday.
Palmer, an attacking midfielder, holds a crucial role for Chelsea, which remains important despite the signings of Moises Caicedo and Romeo Lavia. Despite not being part of the initial shortlist for the transfer window, Chelsea efficiently negotiated a deal with the Manchester club in just six hours, a mere two days prior to the deadline.
Pending only the medical examination, the deal is in its final stages with ongoing negotiations between the clubs. Palmer has already given the ‘green light’ to join the London side, so the deal is anticipated to conclude smoothly without any complications.
Palmer’s performance at Manchester City
It is believed that Manchester City manager, Pep Guardiola, was inclined to retain the youngster. However, the reigning Premier League champions are loaded with top-level players, which might pose a challenge for the young player.
Palmer, an academy graduate, marked his first-team debut for Manchester City in 2020 during the Carabao Cup match against Burnley. He has significantly influenced both the junior teams of Manchester City and the England National Team. Additionally, he made 14 Premier League appearances for the senior team last season. Palmer has already scored goals in major competitions, including the Carabao Cup, FA Cup, Community Shield, Super Cup and the Champions League.
Palmer has made an appearance in the Premier League this season, coming off the bench during Manchester City’s opening game against Burnley. He was also part of the starting lineup for the Super Cup match against Sevilla.