Sky Sports pundit Paul Merson said he was “shocked” that Mauricio Pochettino’s Chelsea are set to sign Cole Palmer from Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City in the final days of the summer transfer window.
Paul Merson said further Sky Sports that he can’t believe Chelsea will sign Cole Palmer from Premier League rivals Manchester City.
The former Arsenal star said Palmer, who can play as an attacking midfielder or as a winger, is a good player.
The times have reported that Chelsea have agreed a deal with City for the 21-year-old.
The Blues will reportedly pay the Citizens an initial transfer fee of £40m plus £5m in surcharges for the England Under-21 international.
Merson said of Palmer, “I think he’s a good player. After the Community Shield, I thought he would get a little more exposure at Man City, the way he came on and scored the goal.
“Yeah, a bit shocked if I’m honest, a bit shocked but good signing, good player. He has a goal in mind.”
Manchester City’s Cole Palmer is a good signing for Chelsea
We believe Manchester City attacker Cole Palmer would be a good signing for Chelsea not only for now but for years to come.
Palmer is now just 21 and can play as an attacking midfielder or as a winger.
The youngster is a creative player and is still developing as a player.
From his time as Tottenham Hotspur head coach we know that Chelsea manager Mauricio Pochettino is a very good manager who knows how to develop young players.
Under Pochettino at Chelsea, Palmer could improve and add facets to his game.
Palmer has made 19 Premier League appearances so far in his career.
The 21-year-old has provided one assist in those games.
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