Pep Guardiola reveals why Cole Palmer left Manchester City
Manchester City's manager, Pep Guardiola has for the first time explained why Cole Palmer decided to join Chelsea Football Club.
The England U-21 international joined the Blues on the final day of the 2023 summer transfer window for £40 million. Pep Guardiola while speaking in a pre-match press conference against Chelsea confirmed that lack of playing time was the reason Cole Palmer left the Etihad Stadium.
After one or two years, he told me, I don’t want to play here, I said, Mahrez is leaving, you have a chance. He told me, no, I want to leave. I said, OK, leave. It's good for him. Good guy, really. Wish him all the best".
Palmer has been a huge part of Chelsea's success this season and has also taken the responsibility of taking penalties at the club.