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Cole Palmer to be rewarded with a new contract after excellent debut campaign

Chelsea attacker Cole Palmer is in line for a new contract after a stellar first season with the Blues, according to The Telegraph.

The 21-year-old has been excellent for Chelsea. He has been the one shining light in an otherwise dour season.

Palmer arrived from Manchester City this summer in a deal worth around £42.5 million and signed a contract to receive £80,000 weekly.

After bagging 16 goals and 12 assists in all competitions and placing himself as a frontrunner for the PFA Young Player of the Year award, Chelsea want to repay him with an increase on his current deal.

However, Chelsea are in no rush to hand him the pay rise, seeing as he has six years left on the seven-year deal he signed when he joined from the Premier League champions. 

On the other hand, Palmer is very concentrated on helping Chelsea finish in the best possible position on the Premier League table. There is also the FA Cup semi-final clash against Manchester City to worry about. 

The West Londoners will be desperate to salvage something from a poor season. They sit 11th on the league log and have barely improved from last term. 

Palmer was vocal about Chelsea’s most recent disappointing result, as they could only manage a draw against struggling 10-man Burnley. 

The Wythenshawe-born star will hope the club can add more brilliant signings to bolster the squad to compete next season.

It is not just about shelling out large sums of money to pick up obscure talents from different corners of the world. Chelsea’s operations in the market should be about making smart decisions.

The under-21 signing strategy has not worked despite Chelsea chairman Todd Boehly insisting that the players need more time. What the team needs is more experience and know-how.

Whether the top brass and sporting directors can identify this problem and plug this hole is another problem. 

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