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Highly promising Chelsea prospect joins Huddersfield Town

Following reports from earlier this week, Chelsea have today confirmed that young attacking midfielder Kasey Palmer will join Championship club Huddersfield Town on a loan for the season.

Other Championship teams had shown interest in Palmer, but Huddersfield were the swiftest of them all.  They've even used him in their new kit promo materials already!

"I believe Kasey is one of the best young English talents and I think our supporters will enjoy watching him in the new Sky Bet Championship season. He is a very skilful player with good football intelligence and we now have the time to work hard with him in training to help him understand our identity on the pitch."

"As I said about Danny Ward recently, I believe we can help Kasey make the next step in his career and send him back to Chelsea a better player once the season is over. I would like to thank everyone at Chelsea for allowing Kasey to come to us."

-David Wagner, head coach; source: Huddersfield Town

The 19-year-old joined Chelsea from Charlton Athletic in March 2013, debuting for the team's U18 side the month after. He has been an Academy standout since his arrival, being integral to recent successful trophy runs in the FA Youth Cup, UEFA Youth League and U21 Premier League. Last season, he went on to make 30 appearances for the team's U19 and U21 squads, scoring 16 goals.

Palmer is held in high regard by the club staff, and got the chance to sit on the bench for the first team last season - although he didn't get the chance to feature. His latest achievement was making his debut for England U21 and helping them win the Toulon Tournament in May, alongside several other Chelsea prospects.

Huddersfield are lead by head coach David Wagner, who arrived at the club in November after a four-year spell working as a manager for Borussia Dortmund II. The club finished 19th in the Championship last season, earning 51 points in 46 matches.

Despite his massive talent, it's wise to send Palmer to a Championship club where he will have a realistic chance of regularly featuring for their first team. Here's hoping we can get to witness his promising future becoming a reality at Chelsea eventually as well.

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