I never wanted to leave Man City –  Cole Palmer reveals what made him leave Man City

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Former Manchester City attacker Cole Palmer has finally opened up on his exit from Manchester City. According to the Englishman, he only wanted to go on loan for a year and return.

Chelsea signed the youngster for £42.5m on the transfer deadline day, and the transfer is proving greatly positive for both Palmer and the Stamford Bridge outfit.

Palmer has now hinted that he was forced out of the club.

Speaking to Sky Sports, Palmer said: “My thing was to never leave City, that was not my intention. I wanted to go on loan for a year, come back and be ready for the first team.

“But they said I couldn’t go on loan, either stay or you get sold.

“So then, Chelsea rang me. I said l wanted to go to Chelsea and I’m really happy to be here. I’m very glad I made the decision to come here.”

The 21-year-old has emerged as one of the best players in Mauricio Pochettino’s Chelsea  squad, scoring eight goals and providing six assists in 19 appearances for the Blues so far this season.