Fabrizio Romano affirmed that Brighton and West Ham United also plan to recruit Cole Palmer in the summer transfer window, but Chelsea is ready to pay a huge fee to quickly complete this deal.
The Italian journalist said:
“Now I can mention something behind the scenes in the summer transfer window, when many wingers were contacted by Chelsea. Their priority target was Cole Palmer, but in the list The target also includes Athletic Bilbao’s Nico Williams. Chelsea followed him for a long time before deciding to prioritize Palmer.”
“Anyway, I think it’s important to give praise to Chelsea for signing Cole Palmer, because he’s fantastic. West Ham and Brighton also wanted Palmer in the summer, but Chelsea is willing to pay a large amount of money to Man City to make that deal come true. This factor made the difference.”
“For me, Palmer is also completely ready to play at Manchester City’s level, but City have a lot of top players. Therefore, it is understandable that they decided to sell Palmer when they received a suitable offer.”
Huynh Phong | 16:46 October 24, 2023