Man City’s £75,000-a-week player now reveals he was urged to stay or be sold.
Cole Palmer has spoken out about his departure from Manchester City following a promising start at Chelsea.
The 21-year-old made the remarks during an interview with Sky Sports.
What did Cole Palmer have to say about Manchester City? Let us have a look…
What Palmer had to say about Manchester City
Pep Guardiola recently said that after Riyad Mahrez left for Saudi Arabia, he told the England international that he would get plenty of game time, despite the fact that the City Football Academy product still wanted to leave.
The Daily Mail quoted the Spaniard as stating, “I told him, Riyad Mahrez is leaving, you’re going to get a chance here.” He stated, “No, I’m not coming here to play; I want to leave.” So I said, “All right, leave.”
Palmer, on the other hand, has presented a slightly different version of events.
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“That was not my intention,” Chelsea’s No.20 told Sky Sports. I wanted to go on loan for a year, then return and be ready for the first squad, but they said I couldn’t because I had to stay or be sold.”
To say the least, it’s an odd circumstance.
Whatever the reality is, Palmer has demonstrated to everyone how effectively he was educated at the City Football Academy with a fantastic start to life at Chelsea.
The £75,000-a-week player has eight goals and four assists in 16 Premier League games for Chelsea.
How much is Palmer now worth?
Palmer’s value has skyrocketed as a result of his stellar start in west London.
According to the CIES Football Observatory, the attacking midfielder is now worth £90.5 million, which is £48 million more than Manchester City paid for him.
In that regard, if Palmer truly desired a loan move, it is possible that it would have been the most financially prudent option for Manchester City.