According to reports in the Daily Mail, Birmingham City have joined a number of their Championship rivals in the race to sign Chelsea youngster Kasey Palmer, rated at £1.35m by Transfermarkt, on loan.
Well, the Daily Mail report that the Blues are competing with Norwich City and Sheffield United – as well as Premier League side Newcastle United – to sign the 21-year-old, who spent the first-half of the 2017/18 campaign on loan at Huddersfield Town.
The Daily Mail says that the west London outfit hold Palmer in high regard and believe he could have a big role to play for them in the future, and that the player would have no problem staying at Stamford Bridge and fighting for his spot.
The report adds that a loan switch is on the cards however, and Garry Monk, who has surely added these three 2018 World Cup stars to his summer transfer wish-list, is ready to rekindle Birmingham’s interest in the attacking midfielder who former City boss Steve Cotterill wanted to sign during this year’s January transfer window.
While the 21-year-old struggled to make much of an impression with Huddersfield having only made four Premier League appearances for them having suffered a hamstring injury, he fared much better during a loan spell with Derby County, where he scored two goals and provided a further assist in 16 outings – albeit the majority of which came from the substitutes’ bench.
He certainly could be, yes.
Palmer showed during his short spell with Derby that he has the quality to make a big impact at this level, and the Blues are certainly in need of some attacking reinforcements given they only scored a measly 38 goals in their 46 Championship fixtures last term.
The Chelsea youngster has an eye for goal, can pick a key pass and loves to dribble – he successfully completed 24 of the 31 he attempted for the Rams and Huddersfield last term as per WhoScored.com, and he could be a big player for Monk’s men this term.