Bolton Wanderers are plotting a swoop for Sheffield Wednesday’s Liam Palmer according to a report from journalist Alan Nixon.

The 25-year-old right-back, who can also play in central midfield, came through the Sheffield Wednesday academy with his only time away from Hillsborough being a loan spell at Tranmere Rovers. Currently he is only a squad player as he is behind Jack Hunt in the pecking order but could end up further away from the first team soon. Sheffield Wednesday are battling to sign Alan Hutton from Aston Villa and that would mean Palmer’s chances of getting into the first team would be diminished.

This means Palmer may be willing to leave Wednesday on a permanent deal this time around and Bolton are looking to swoop in if that is the case. They are looking for players who know the Championship well after getting promoted back to the league last season and while Palmer has had to watch from the bench plenty, he has also been a key player for the Owls in the past and has been able to make over 100 appearances for the South Yorkshire club this season. This would make him the ideal fit for Bolton.

And according to this report, it appears that one thing that does appeal to Bolton about signing Palmer is his versatility. The Lancashire club don’t have a lot of money and will need players who can play across the team rather than just one position, and with Palmer being able to play at the back and midfield, he is a signing that Bolton would like very much.


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