Mauricio Pochettino has revealed a surprising twist in the signing of Cole Palmer. The 21-year-old midfielder recently joined Chelsea on a seven-year contract. With an additional club option for another 12 months, following a successful £42.5 million bid accepted by Manchester City. Palmer is now eligible for selection and could potentially make his debut for Chelsea as they prepare to face Nottingham Forest at Stamford Bridge.
During a press conference ahead of the match against Forest, Pochettino said that the decision to sign Cole Palmer was not his own initiative, but rather credited the club’s sporting directors, Laurence Stewart and Paul Winstanley, for their pivotal role in securing the acquisition. Despite the swift agreement, Pochettino expressed his unwavering confidence in Palmer’s compatibility with the club’s vision and praised the young talent.
Pochettino’s plans for the incoming Cole Palmer
Pochettino also delved into Palmer’s motivations for choosing Chelsea. Indicating that the player sought greater involvement in matches and the opportunity to refine his skills. Furthermore, He emphasized the alignment between Chelsea’s project and Palmer’s aspirations, making it an enticing destination for the young talent. Pochettino acknowledged that competition within the squad is fierce. Moreover, Palmer would need to demonstrate dedication and hard work to earn his place in the team.
Regarding Palmer’s immediate future with Chelsea, Pochettino stressed the significance of taking a cautious approach with young players. Pochettino pointed out that the young midfielder would need time. It is to settle into the club and adapt to the new environment. This careful approach underscores Chelsea’s commitment to nurturing and developing young talents for sustained success.