Karren Brady uncovers West Ham’s failed Cole Palmer deal with Manchester City

Palmer's transfer to Chelsea from City last summer has been a remarkable success, with the striker scoring 23 goals despite his team's struggles.

Cole Palmer Could Have Signed For West Ham
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Palmer has made a significant impact at Stamford Bridge since transferring from City last summer. Despite the London team’s disappointing season, he has impressively netted 23 goals across all competitions, propelling himself to Premier League stardom.

Yet, Palmer’s trajectory could have diverged had it not been for Chelsea’s intervention. West Ham vice-chairman Brady disclosed that the Hammers had made a successful bid for Palmer, agreed upon by City. However, Chelsea swooped in and secured his services with a hefty £42.5 million ($54m) deal.

In her article for The Sun, Brady remarked, “From all the newsreels I’ve seen, Cole is as cool a dude in front of goal as Jimmy Greaves himself. Which is probably why David Moyes tried very hard to sign him. We even had a deal agreed with City until Chelsea swooped.”

Palmer will aim to unsettle his former club as Chelsea face City in the FA Cup semi-finals on Saturday. The victor will progress to confront either Manchester United or Coventry in the final at Wembley.

Cole Palmer

Cole Palmer

Forwarder, Defender, Midfielder


Age: 22

189 cm


Season 2023/2024
Played 33 4 Missed
Minutes 2539 76.9 Avg
Goals 22 0.7 Avg
Assist 10 0.3 Avg
Attempt 88 2.7 Avg
Passes 1227 37.282.9% AvgSucc
Yellow 7 0.2 Avg
Red 0 0.0 Avg

This season he played in total 5 times for 353 minutes for FA Cup.

Cole Palmer scored 1 goal for Chelsea. He procured two assists. He received no yellow cards and no red cards.

His team is currently 9th in FA Cup. In the last match Chelsea won 6-0 against Everton.

Chelsea performance and stats


Manager: Mauricio Pochettino Trossero
Rank 7th
Win 16
Draw 9
Loss 11
Goals 73-61
Diff 12

In the last 5 games, it has won 4 times and drawn once. In its last match, Chelsea won 4-2 against Leicester City.​​

Chelsea will play the next match in FA Cup against Manchester City on Saturday 20th of April in London. The prediction is Manchester City winning the match.​

West Ham United performance and stats

West Ham United

Manager: David Moyes
Rank 9th
Win 14
Draw 10
Loss 13
Goals 59-71
Diff -12
Rank 1st
Win 5
Draw 0
Loss 1
Goals 10-4
Diff 6

West Ham United is currently 8th in the Premier League with 48 points.

In the last 33 games, it has won 13 times, drawn 9 times, and lost 11 times. In its last match, West Ham United lost 0-2 against Fulham.​​

It has a negative goal difference after scoring 52 goals and conceding 58.​

West Ham United will play the next match in Premier League against Crystal Palace on Sunday 21st of April in London. The prediction is Crystal Palace winning the match.​