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Chelsea youngster Kasey Palmer has left Chelsea to join Blackburn on a one-year loan deal.

The 21-year-old midfielder was an important member of our Academy sides that won back-to-back UEFA Youth Leagues, scoring the winning goal in the 2016 final. Shortly afterwards, he was named on the bench for a first team game at Swansea.

In 2016/17, Palmer’s first full season in the senior game, Palmer helped Huddersfield win promotion to the Premier League. He returned there for the first half of the following campaign, which he finished on loan at Derby County.

Speaking about his loan move to Blackburn, he told Blackburn’s official website: “I’m happy to be here and want to be a part of something exciting.

“Moving forward I want to achieve something special here.

“As soon as I spoke to the manager and heard what he wanted to do here, the way he likes to play and having watched a couple of games last season, I felt it is a club heading in the right direction.”

He will now continue his development at Ewood Park with newly promoted Blackburn, and will wear the No 45 shirt at Ewood Park.

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