Bournemouth’s summer shortlist now includes no less than four Chelsea players, as Academy graduate Kasey Palmer joins the likes of John Terry, Asmir Begovic, and Nathan Ake on Eddie Howe’s reinforcement radar.
As per the Daily Mail, Howe is hoping to use his good relationship with Chelsea (stemming from the Ake loan earlier this year) to grease the wheels on these deals, all but one of which would have to be full transfers due to Premier League restricting the number of loans between Premier League clubs to just a singular one.
Before his season was cut short by a hamstring injury in February, Kasey Palmer was enjoying a very good season under David Wagner at Huddersfield, chipping in with a handful of goals and generally stellar play in attacking midfield.
The real shame in Kasey Palmer effectively missing the last 5 months of the season is that he looked PL-calibre before he got injured.— Chelsea Youth (@chelseayouth) April 20, 2017
The Mail’s report claims that Bournemouth are looking to make Palmer a permanent signing, but it’s difficult to envision Chelsea letting go of such a promising young prospect just yet. With two years left on his contract, there is no need to rush any major decisions.