Adam Wharton, now officially a Crystal Palace player, wasted no time in expressing his heartfelt farewell to his former club, Blackburn Rovers.
In his first public statement since joining Palace, Wharton shared his excitement about playing in the Premier League and his admiration for Crystal Palace as a prestigious club known for nurturing talent from the Championship into top-tier players.
However, before embracing his new journey, Wharton took a moment to acknowledge the club where he spent his formative years. In a heartfelt message posted on his social media account, he reflected on his lifelong connection with Blackburn Rovers, from joining the academy at the age of six to making over 50 appearances for the club.
Expressing gratitude to the coaching staff, support team, and behind-the-scenes personnel, Wharton conveyed his appreciation for the opportunity to fulfill his childhood dream of playing for his boyhood club. He also thanked the fans for their unwavering support, emphasizing the special bond between players and supporters.
Wharton’s departure marks the end of an era for Blackburn Rovers, but his move to Crystal Palace signifies a new chapter in his career. Despite his youth, Wharton is seen as a significant addition to Palace’s squad, with his talent and potential expected to make a significant impact in the Premier League.
As Palace prepares for the future under a new manager following Roy Hodgson’s tenure, Wharton’s signing is viewed as a strategic investment that will benefit the club in the long run.