Why Swansea City should avoid a permanent move for Kasey Palmer

According to Wales Online, Swansea City are among a cluster of Championship clubs interested in completing a permanent deal for Kasey Palmer. 

The attacking midfielder joined the Swans on loan from Bristol City in the summer, having played a bit-part role for the Robins in the Championship last season. Palmer has made it clear that he would be open to the prospect of moving to the Liberty Stadium on a permanent basis. 

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Kasey Palmer joined Swansea City on loan in the summer (Getty Images)

However, Bristol City are now weighing up a recall for the 24-year-old in January. Bristol Live journalist Gregor MacGregor recently revealed that Robins boss Dean Holden has earmarked the former Chelsea prospect as someone who could add more creativity to the club’s midfield. 

Palmer just hasn’t done enough at Swansea

Swans boss Cooper has described Palmer as a good player but the Bristol City loanee has hardly done enough to justify his temporary switch to the Liberty Stadium. The 24-year-old was roped in before the domestic deadline to provide creative cover following the injury to fellow loanee Morgan Gibbs-White. 

The former Chelsea prospect, though, has failed to live up to the expectations, struggling to establish himself as a regular fixture in South Wales. Cooper has looked more inclined to hand opportunities to Yan Dhanda and the youngster has certainly fared a lot better than Palmer in terms of sparking creativity.

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Palmer guided Huddersfield Town to top-flight promotion in 2017 (Getty Images)

With Gibbs-White closing in on a return from his injury, Palmer is at the risk of finding himself further down the pecking order at Swansea during the second half of the season. Completing a permanent deal for Palmer wouldn’t be a wise call. 

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Verdict

Kasey Palmer has managed a meagre tally of just 11 goals and 8 assists in 104 career appearances in the Championship. That clearly underlines the lack of end product in his game. He still has plenty of room for development at 24 but given his poor returns so far, Swansea should rather not look into the prospect of a permanent deal for the player.

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