Roberto De Zerbi admits Brighton actually tried to sign £42m player from Man City last summer

Roberto De Zerbi admits Brighton actually tried to sign £42m player from Man City last summer
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Published on 2024-05-14 17:15:00

Brighton, known for being forward-thinking recruiters in Europe, tried to sign player Cole Palmer from Manchester City in the summer. Despite their ambitious project and past successes in signing players from big clubs like Chelsea and Liverpool, Brighton failed in their pursuit of Palmer. Roberto De Zerbi, Brighton’s manager, expressed interest in bringing Palmer to the team, praising his qualities and potential as a top player.

A potential loan deal for Cole Palmer to Brighton would have been beneficial for both parties involved. Manchester City could have seen Palmer develop under De Zerbi’s guidance in a possession-based style of play and gain experience in the Europa League. However, it seems Palmer was swayed by Chelsea’s interest and possibly had hopes for a permanent transfer to a top team. Despite the missed opportunity for Brighton, Roberto De Zerbi continues to speak highly of Palmer as a top talent developed by Manchester City.

While the attempt to sign Cole Palmer from Manchester City did not materialize for Brighton, it showcases their willingness to approach players from top clubs. The unsuccessful pursuit reflects Brighton’s ambition and willingness to invest in promising talent for their team. Despite the setback, Roberto De Zerbi’s admiration for Palmer’s qualities suggests that Brighton will continue to target players with high potential to improve their squad.

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