Cole Palmer has explained he’s walking into a Chelsea dressing room where there’s already a lot of familiar faces.
Chelsea confirmed this morning that Cole Palmer has joined the club from Manchester City, signing a seven-year deal at Stamford Bridge in the process.
The 21-year-old attacker is a super talent to come out of Man City’s academy and played his role in a squad that won a historic treble last season. Despite not being a regular in the XI, he still made a respectable 25 appearances across all competitions.
Now, the English winger has completed his move to Chelsea to try play more.
Speaking via the club’s official website immediately after joining Chelsea, Palmer did share he’s very close with four players within the first team already.
Raheem Sterling, Noni Madueke, Levi Colwill and Romeo Lavia are the Blues stars that should help the new signing settle quickly.
Palmer said: “It’s really nice to be joining a new club knowing I’ve got four really good mates already here, ready to help me settle in and adapt. Knowing them helped me make the decision to come. Hopefully I settle in quickly, and help the team win games and win as many trophies as possible
“Raz (Sterling) has always looked after me, so I appreciate him… He saw the potential I had. He saw what I was doing in training. We started talking a bit more. I was asking him questions all the time and from there we have always kept in contact.
“Noni I’ve known since I was 15. From our first camp together we always got along, and we’ve just carried on getting along from then until now. Levi I’ve known from the national team, I knew him a bit before that and played against him, and we get on great.
“And don’t forget Romeo! Romeo is my guy. We had a couple of great years together at City.”
The Athletic report that club insiders at Man City never imagined them selling Palmer in this summer transfer window. However, he’s now officially a Chelsea player wearing the blue budge.
There’s a game this weekend at home to Nottingham Forest before Palmer will join up with England’s Under-21s side during the international break.