Chelsea midfielder Kasey Palmer has completed a permanent move to Sky Bet Championship club Bristol City according to The Blues’ official website.

The 22-year-old Lewisham-born midfielder spent the second half of last season on loan at Ashton Gate, scoring twice in 17 appearances for The Robins.

With Palmer starved of first team football at parent club Chelsea, it has been revealed that the player has opted to join Bristol City on a permanent basis. The Robins have paid and undisclosed fee for the youngster’s services while Palmer is thought to have penned a four-year deal in the South West.

Despite breaking through from the academy system at Stamford Bridge, Palmer never made a first team appearance for Chelsea. He starred during the first of two loan spells at Huddersfield Town, helping The Terriers to a fairytale promotion to the English Premier League 2016/2017. The player has since been sent out on loan to Derby County and Blackburn Rovers prior to his half-season spell at Bristol City

Palmer leaves South West London after winning two FA Youth Cups with The Blues. Palmer was also a member of a Blues side which won two UEFA Youth League titles as well as the Under-21 Premier League.