Chelsea’s Kasey Palmer is thought to have caught the eye of Norwich City this summer, according to a report by Football Insider.
The Blues are believed to have already received an approach from one of the Premier League’s new-boys for the upcoming campaign.
Chelsea are said to be holding out for a fee of £4million after seeing him impress during his loan stint with Bristol City last season in the Championship.
This summer could be a pivotal time for Palmer and his career at Chelsea as he was recently included in Frank Lampard’s pre-season squad. The 22-year-old was not one of the men to have been sent home from the tour of Ireland early and has made his way with the team to Japan to continue their preparations.
Considering he has had five loans to his name as a Blue, it would not have been a surprise if he were one of the men to head home early. Indications could suggest that he might have a role to play if he impresses on the other side of the world, although it would appear he was there out of sheer necessity because of an injury to Willian.
However, he would need to show Lampard something significant to stay with the squad for the season. The majority of his career and his best loan performances have come as an attacking midfielder, a position for which Chelsea already have an abundance of experience, quality options. The emergence of Mason Mount will have only made things even more difficult for him, especially following the 20-year-old’s new contract.
Despite having shown plenty of potential over the years with his loans at the likes of Bristol City and Huddersfield Town, Palmer would probably be better off leaving Chelsea permanently if he wants to progress his career further, whilst the Blues would benefit by getting him off the books for good.
The 22-year-old has not made a single appearance for the Blues’ senior side and with the sheer quality available to Lampard in the attacking midfield position already, it would not be a surprise if the youngster had to produce something rather magnificent to get an opportunity.
Perhaps a move to Norwich would give him his best shot of playing regular Premier League football at this stage of his career.
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