Nineteen-year-old Kasey Palmer is currently on loan at Huddersfield Town from Chelsea until the end of the season.
The young midfielder is already becoming a fan favourite at the John Smith’s Stadium. Despite only moving to the Yorkshire side in July; Palmer is already exciting both his new fans and attracting attention from supporters of his parent club, Chelsea.
Palmer naturally plays as an attacking midfielder and can also play on either wing. Palmer has achieved a lot of success within Chelsea’s youth ranks which has seen the young Englishman win two UEFA Youth League titles, two FA Youth Cup Trophies and an Under-21 Premier League title.
His key role in Chelsea’s youth set up earnt him a loan to the Championship side as well as a contract lasting until 2019 with The Blues.
His youth success has also been recognised on an international scale. Kasey has featured for England at Under-17, Under-18, Under-20 and most notably the Under-21 side, where he has played four times under Gareth Southgate.
Palmer also featured in this years’ Toulon Tournament, where England ran out as victors which gave Palmer another winner’s medal to add to his growing collection.
Since joining Huddersfield on loan, Palmer has scored twice and set up two goals in his 12 league appearances. The Chelsea loanee has also received two Man of the Match awards this term, coming against Rotherham United and in last Saturday’s home win over Derby County.
Palmer’s superb dribbling ability and passing range makes him a very exciting player to watch and his arrival has helped The Terriers fight a strong challenge in the Championship table, where they currently sit in third position.
Huddersfield manager David Wagner has heaped praise on the teenager. Last month he said, “He has some unbelievably good skills and I am very happy that we have him in our squad.”
It’s fair to say that Huddersfield have a little gem of a player in Palmer, and if he can maintain the performance that he has been producing as of late, it won’t be too long before we see the young midfielder getting regular opportunities in the Chelsea first-team.