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West Brom journalist suggests loan move for Alex Palmer is possible

Express and Star journalist Luke Hatfield believes West Brom fans might see a loan move for Alex Palmer this summer.

The 25-year-old featured in West Brom’s recent Carabao Cup match against Arsenal and has also played for the Baggies in Premier League 2 against Fulham.

There has been plenty of speculation this summer about West Brom number one Sam Johnstone, with BBC Sport reporting that West Brom turned down a £10m bid from West Ham United for the shot-stopper.

Baggies manager Valerien Ismael spoke to the Express and Star about a new contract for Johnstone and said: “We have a good feeling, but we need to be patient on that.”

Apart from the opening day of the season against AFC Bournemouth, Johnstone has started in goal for West Brom in the Championship, which has seen Palmer’s game time limited and Hatfield believes because of that, it’s possible he might head out on loan.

“You might see a loan move for someone like Alex Palmer who is not going to see many minutes as third-choice goalkeeper this season,” Hatfield told Football FanCast.

Palmer has had a couple of fantastic loan spells in the previous couple of years. He was with Plymouth Argyle in 2019/2020 when they were promoted from League Two, playing 41 games for the Pilgrims in all competitions and keeping 15 clean sheets.

Palmer then spent last season with Lincoln City in League One and featured 57 times for them, keeping 21 clean sheets and helping them to reach the play-off final at Wembley.

If Palmer isn’t going to get game time this season in the first team, then a temporary move away from the Hawthorns may be beneficial for him.

Article title: West Brom journalist suggests loan move for Alex Palmer is possible

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