Report: Bristol City set to complete deal to sign 22-year-old in the summer

Kasey Palmer

Chelsea youngster Kasey Palmer is set to make his loan with Bristol City a permanent transfer in the summer, according to reports from The Sun.

Palmer only joined the Championship side in January on loan until the end of the season, but appears to have shown the club enough for them to splash a reported £4million on him when the transfer window reopens.

While being contracted with Chelsea until 2021, the 22-year-old has never made a senior appearance for Chelsea, instead having to endure a number of loan spells in order to find his first-team football.

The youngster is one of 42 Chelsea players currently out on loan, and faces heavy competition in attacking positions from the likes of Eden Hazard, Ross Barkley and Pedro, not to mention other players on loan such Mason Mount and Lewis Baker who are scheduled to return for next season.

Palmer was previously on loan at Blackburn Rovers for the first half of the season, netting three goals in 17 appearances before having his stay cut short with the Lancashire outfit, swapping Ewood Park for Ashton Gate.

Bristol City are currently in fine form going into the last 12 games of the season and a play-off push is a real possibility.

The Lewisham-born attacking midfielder will be hoping to replicate the success he had at Huddersfield Town, where he won promotion during the 2016/17 season, and help fire the Robins to a place inside the top six come May.

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Author: chris darwen