October 5, 2023

Football pundit Gary Neville has expressed his confusion regarding Chelsea’s decision to sign Cole Palmer from Manchester City during the summer transfer window. Speaking on Sky Sports, Neville voiced his uncertainty about the late addition Chelsea made to conclude a busy transfer period at Stamford Bridge.

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Chelsea embarked on a significant spending spree in an effort to strengthen their squad and improve their position in the Premier League. Much of their focus was on bolstering the midfield, resulting in the acquisitions of Moises Caicedo and Romeo Lavia. However, both players are currently sidelined due to injuries, contributing to a growing list of unavailable players.

In a bid to add versatility to their squad, Chelsea signed Cole Palmer late in the transfer window, with plans to utilize him in various attacking positions. The young English talent was acquired for a fee of £40 million, and while his potential is evident, Gary Neville expressed his perplexity regarding Chelsea’s motivation for the signing.

Neville remarked, “Cole Palmer being bought for £40 million from Man City is another one. We have seen it with United, that lack of stability at the top since Todd Boehly came in from Roman Abramovich. Every department at the club has changed, and it’s too much.”

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Chelsea now have a week before their next match, a Premier League encounter with Aston Villa following their European fixture on the preceding Thursday. The performance of recent signings like Cole Palmer will likely continue to be a topic of discussion among football pundits and Chelsea supporters alike.

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