This article is part of Football League World’s ‘The Verdict‘ series, which provides personal opinions from the FLW writers regarding the latest breaking news, teams, players, managers, potential signings and more…
According to Bristol Live, the midfielder is set to move to the Sky Blues, with Nigel Pearson’s side hoping to shed his wages from the expenditure bill.
Coventry will not be paying a transfer fee in order to seal the deal.
Here we ask our FLW writers their verdict on the possible move to Coventry…
This is one of those transfers that could go either way.
Despite obviously having the talent to succeed, his time at Bristol City has never quite worked out and in recent seasons, he has barely featured for the club.
Take this season, for example, where Palmer appeared just eight times for the club in all competitions.
If Coventry can get the best out of him, it could be a good signing for the Sky Blues, but they will surely have to work hard to do so given how things have gone for the midfielder in the south west.
Bristol City will certainly be glad to see the back of him given that they have reportedly been trying to get his salary off the books for a number of transfer windows now.
This is a move that makes sense – because it will help to give Mark Robins the option to switch around formations.
Although a 3-4-1-2 probably suits the Sky Blues the best at this stage considering the forward options they have, Callum O’Hare could team up with Palmer in an advanced midfield role to supply one forward in a 3-4-2-1 system.
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This will enable the second-tier outfit to retain their unpredictability and with the Sky Blues potentially hoping to force their way into the play-offs next term, giving Robins this ability to switch up systems could make all the difference and be that marginal gain that takes them into the promotion mix.
And after being exiled at Bristol City, he will have a real point to prove, so this could be a very decent addition.
Kasey Palmer might have fallen out of favour at Bristol City recently but he looks like he could still be a superb signing for Coventry.
The only issue with him might be his level of match fitness now. Having only played in six league games for the Robins this last campaign, he hasn’t been playing as frequently as he would have liked. However, his previous experience points to a player that can produce the goods and look bright if he gets regular first-team football.
There may be more appealing prospects than the 25-year-old for the Sky Blues this summer and there may be others who could help out more but they would also probably be more expensive.
On a cut-price deal and with the Sky Blues wanting to keep near the top of the table, Palmer could be an underrated signing for the club.