Mauricio Pochettino, the Blues’ manager, has made it obvious that he did not approve Cole Palmer’s transfer from Manchester City.
The Argentine said that the club’s sporting directors Laurence Stewart and Paul Winstanley came up with the idea to sign the child.
On Friday, the 21-year-old star of the England youth national team was introduced as a member of the Blues.
For an initial sum of £40 million, Palmer departed the Premier League champions.
The English player wasn’t Pochettino’s first choice, but he praised him for being a good match for the team’s overall vision.
I suppose the sporting director and the owner, of course, but the sporting director, it was his idea to bring him to the team,” Pochettino stated at a press conference before Chelsea’s match against Nottingham Forest. He seems qualified for the role. A player of obvious talent.