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Rafa Wants Chelsea Midfielder Kasey Palmer On Loan For Season

News in the Mail today that Newcastle have been linked with a move for 21-year-old Chelsea midfielder Kasey Palmer.

But Newcastle are only one of multiple clubs interested taking the 6 times capped England U21 midfielder on loan for next season.

Palmer has been out on loan at Huddersfield for the last two seasons.

He played 27 times with 5 goals and 4 assists during Huddersfield’s promotion season in 2016-2017.

21-year-old Kasey Palmer – Newcastle want him on a season loan

But last year he ended the second loan spell in January because he had only played 5 times and he then joined Derby County on loan.

He then played 14 times for Derby with 2 goals and one assist, and he is now available for another season loan deal for the upcoming season.

Palmer can play in the number 10 position and can also play in multiple midfield positions.

It seems that Rafa Benitez is again using his inside connections at Chelsea to try to sign a good player on loan as he did with Kenedy this year.

Sheffield United and Norwich City are two Championship clubs monitoring Palmer and have been for over a month now.

If Rafa is able to bring Palmer on loan for the season, then he must get an option to buy him in the loan contract so we can later get him for a reasonable fee if he performs well for Newcastle.

And if he does come in on loan, it could be that Mikel Merino will be sold and return to Spain.

Palmer has played for all the England youth sides and has so far played 46 first team games while out on loan and scored 7 goals.

He joined Chelsea in 2013 from Charlton Athletic and was born The London Borough of Lewisham.

He has never played for the Chelsea first team.

Comments welcome.

16 comments so far

  • Mag52

    Jun 21, 2018 at 9:40 AM

    Comment #1

    Why’s a guy on the sort of money Clarke is getting going to a dive resort like Magalluf for his hols ?

  • jane

    Jun 21, 2018 at 9:45 AM

    Comment #2

    if Rafa wants Townsend back that’s good enough for me.

  • jane

    Jun 21, 2018 at 9:46 AM

    Comment #3

    “We should be more concerned about our long term league position”

    at long last i think you are getting it Jail.

  • jane

    Jun 21, 2018 at 9:52 AM

    Comment #4

    season before last – promotion
    last season – survival
    this season – consolidation

    this season is about consolidation.

  • Pottsclock

    Jun 21, 2018 at 9:52 AM

    Comment #5

    Before Townsend joined us, there was a lot of negative talk on here about him.
    In reality, he played well for us. If others who had been at the club longer term had shown the same commitment, we would never have been relegated. We’ve got a few at the moment who won’t leave. They’re not loyal – they’re leeches.
    I don’t blame a player for leaving in order to continue playing at a higher level and to try and get in the England squad. It’s ambition and shows character. Isn’t that what we need?
    For me, the decision on whether he could return should surely be only a one related to footballing matters.

  • ShirebrookToon

    Jun 21, 2018 at 9:53 AM

    Comment #6

    20 mil for Kenedy or 20 mil for Townsend?

    Has to be Kenedy for me.

  • jazzyp

    Jun 21, 2018 at 9:56 AM

    Comment #7

    Another day of nothingness beckons on the transfer front.But don’t worry lads Rafa will come good

  • hibbit

    Jun 21, 2018 at 9:56 AM

    Comment #8

    for that kind on money its has to be Kenedy

  • lochinvar

    Jun 21, 2018 at 10:02 AM

    Comment #9

    Why is Clark going to a dive resort like Magaluf?
    Lads holiday
    Irish bars
    Talent spotting
    Haute cuisine
    Ryan Air
    To be the celeb to open the new Sports Direct branch there

  • simon376

    Jun 21, 2018 at 10:02 AM

    Comment #10

    If and it’s more than likely, only one or the other, I’d go for Kennedy, but if we could get both I’d be straight back for Townsend. Yes he left us, but he’s not a local lad or fan of the club, football is his career. We had just been relegated and he was back in the England squad, he moved for his career. I know how it works from my cousin playing for us, yes a southern lad but a fan of the club, moved for sake of his family and did regret moving so soon and wished he could have come back or just stayed. Even for us as fans of the club, if we played we might move at some point for sake of our career.

    If a decent player can be signed, let’s get him if he can improve what we have now

  • lochinvar

    Jun 21, 2018 at 10:03 AM

    Comment #11

    Rumours about Townsend are nothing new. Why would Hodgson sell Townsend and bring in Antonio ? If Antonio’s deemed to be better then Townsend why don’t we sign him or is he another Lundun boy who gets vertigo outside the protective fence of the M25 ?

    If Townsend and Kennedy are available and both at £20m then surely the future is Kennedy or does Rafa want time served players rather than apprentices ?

    Or is the Townsend link just the old tactical diversion while we sign up Kennedy.

    Townsend didn’t stay to fight our way back from the Championship, Ritchie and the other lads did. I know who I’d want in the trenches next to me.

  • cyprus

    Jun 21, 2018 at 10:05 AM

    Comment #12

    Tough question.

    Well it’s prospect vs. established. So established wins.

    Kenedy may become as successful or more. Bigger risk. Ten million for Kenedy seems like more than enough, after one decent loan season.

  • ShirebrookToon

    Jun 21, 2018 at 10:05 AM

    Comment #13

    Yes jazzy. That’s it mate.

    Keep the faith pal 😉

  • RobLeenio

    Jun 21, 2018 at 10:10 AM

    Comment #14

    If it’s a straight choice between townsend and kenedy, I’d take kenedy for sure. If he isn’t available on a loan or permanent move, Townsend is a good back-up plan.

    hibbit, I know a lot of newcastle fans and I go to a decent number of games every season. I wasn’t at the Palace match but don’t remember a huge amount of hostility towards Townsend on the day. I think most fans are like me – we hoped he would stay, were disappointed to see him leave, but weren’t angry with him for doing so. I remember the skill and dedication he showed while here and would like to see that again.

  • RobLeenio

    Jun 21, 2018 at 10:14 AM

    Comment #15

    Shire, I can’t help feeling you’re teasing something with a few of your recent posts, but understand why you can’t / won’t be more specific….

  • lochinvar

    Jun 21, 2018 at 10:14 AM

    Comment #16

    Sunderland’s closest away game next season is against Accrington a mere 120-mile drive from home on 8 December.

    Quite a derby that is


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