“he’s not part of my plan i don’t sign him” – Poch exposes what’s Behind The Signing of Palmer
Chelsea has officially announced the signing of Cole Palmer from Manchester City for a reported fee of £42.5 million. Notably, one of Palmer’s former teammates, Raheem Sterling, extended a warm welcome to him at Chelsea’s training ground, Cobham.
Upon Palmer’s arrival, Sterling, who dons the Chelsea No. 7 jersey, made an unexpected but heartwarming gesture by offering the young forward a “warm embrace” inside Cobham, as reported by Chelsea’s official website. This friendly interaction is indicative of the camaraderie and support that exists between the players.
Interestingly, it’s noted that Palmer and Sterling have maintained contact since Sterling’s departure from Manchester City to Chelsea in July 2022. Sterling was known to be a strong advocate for Palmer during their time together at the Etihad Stadium, providing invaluable support to the 21-year-old as he sought to secure playing time among formidable competition, including Riyad Mahrez, Phil Foden, and Bernardo Silva.
Palmer arrives at Stamford Bridge with a ready-made friend in Sterling, and he also shares a close relationship with Noni Madueke. This should facilitate his settling into the social dynamics at Chelsea. On the footballing front, it’s worth noting that Chelsea’s manager, Mauricio Pochettino, has a track record of nurturing young talent. Pochettino has played a significant role in the development of players like Luke Shaw and Adam Lallana at Southampton, as well as Harry Kane, Dele Alli, and Kyle Walker at Tottenham.
With such a supportive environment and under Pochettino’s guidance, Cole Palmer has a strong foundation to thrive and realize his remarkable potential at Chelsea.