‘I’m very glad’… £40m player confirms he has no regrets over signing for Chelsea

 One of Chelsea’s recent signings has admitted that he never planned to leave his former club but is glad he joined the Blues.

Chelsea were really busy in the last transfer window, bringing in the likes of Moises Caicedo, Nicolas Jackson and Cole Palmer.

Palmer joined the Blues from Manchester City for an initial £40m fee (BBC Sport) and has now told Sky Sports it was never actually his intention to leave the Etihad permanently.

However, City gave him an ultimatum, telling the attacker he has to stay or go for good after he asked for a loan move.


Palmer has been a terrific addition to Chelsea, though he had a difficult outing against Middlesbrough in the Carabao Cup last night. The 21-year-old missed a couple of great opportunities to the surprise of one pundit.

Cole Palmer wanted to stay at Manchester City

While he is happy with his transfer to Chelsea, Palmer has admitted that he wanted to stay at City and was only initially looking for a loan move away from the Etihad.

“My thing was to never leave City,” the Englishman said. “That was not my intention. I wanted to go on loan for a year, come back and be ready for the first team. But they said I couldn’t go on loan, either stay or you get sold.

“So then, Chelsea rang me. I said I wanted to go to Chelsea and I’m really happy to be here. I’m very glad I made the decision to come here.”


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Cole Palmer will have no regrets about joining Chelsea

While Palmer may have wanted to remain at City, leaving the Premier League and European champions for Chelsea is a decision that has paid off massively.

At Stamford Bridge, he is getting regular game time and has been able to thrive there. In total, Palmer has made 16 appearances in the top flight and registered 12 goal contributions. Would that have happened at the Etihad? With all of the attacking options Pep Guardiola has, probably not.

Since joining Chelsea, Palmer has also gone on to become a full England international. Right now, he will have no regrets about moving to west London.

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