Pep Guardiola Explained why he allowed Cole Palmer to join Chelsea.


Manchester City boss, Pep Guardiola has explained why he allowed Cole Palmer to join Chelsea.

Recall that Palmer left Man City to join Chelsea in the summer.

Speaking ahead of Man City’s Premier League clash with Chelsea on Sunday evening, Guardiola insisted that he allowed Palmer to leave Etihad for Stamford Bridge because of the player’s desire to be guaranteed first team football.

“Really pleased,” Guardiola said at his pre-match press conference when asked to assess Palmer’s recent performances.

“The reason why was that, he wanted game time.

“He has it so congratulations. He is a guy who came from the academy, he’s having success because it’s good for him and wish him the best.”

He added, “Congratulations for Chelsea and him.

“He is playing really good, he is back in his best moment with what I have seen of his performances lately.”