Kasey Palmer, was on loan at Bristol City last season, where he scored two goals in 15 games from his attacking midfield position. But the chances of Bristol City signing him permanently along with ex Chelsea loanee players Tomas Kalas and Jay DaSilva, are sloping downhill.
Fans were excited that Bristol City would make all three of the Chelsea loanee players from last season permanent, after they splashed out on Tomas Kalas and Jay DaSilva. However, after the Robins’ game against AFC Hallen on the weekend, where they won 14-0. Lee Johnson hinted in the press conference after that Palmer wouldn’t be returning, although he did say not to rule anything out.
Johnson said when asked about Palmer, “Its a difficult situation. There’s a new manager gone in there and a manager who has worked with Kasey and seen him flourish through his youth career. The best situation for Kasey is he fights his way into the Chelsea team” the manager continued to say “But never say never because you never know what will happen with the rest of the squad – what might move in and what might move out. At this moment in time I wouldn’t say anything is pending on Kasey Palmer, for that reason, really.” Also with the addition of Colchester Star attacking midfielder Sammy Szmodic, Kasey Palmer may not be as needed and as useful as before.
Overall, being a Bristol City fan, I don’t think it would be good use of our money to spend it on an attacking midfielder when we have just signed one. Palmer is a great player but it would be a big risk.