Signed and sealed! Boss delighted after January Chelsea deal for Palmer is wrapped up

Bristol City have completed the loan signing of Kasey Palmer from Chelsea, reports have revealed.

Palmer spent the first half of the season on loan at Blackburn Rovers where he scored three goals in 17 appearances, but he has not been able to impress Maurizio Sarri enough to earn a place in his squad.

So now he will spend the second half of the season at Bristol, and head coach Lee Johnson is delighted to have the 22-year old at the club.

Johnson said on the Sky Sports website: “I’m delighted we have been able to sign Kasey Palmer on loan from Chelsea until the end of the season and it’s great to get this done so early in the window.

“Kasey is a very good player who can play through the middle and out wide; he can create openings as well as score goals and I’m excited about what he can bring to our squad.

“We’ve got 20 scheduled league games left, plus the FA Cup, and Kasey will be able to help us continue the momentum we have built.”

Will the move be good for Palmer?

Palmer needs regular first team football top gain the experience at the very top of the game, so the move for the next few months will be good for his development before he decides on what is the next move for him, as at 22-years of age he is getting on in age.

His Chelsea career has not really taken off and it will come to that stage where he is just being sent out on loan every five minutes.

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