West Bromwich Albion have confirmed that goalkeeper Alex Palmer has joined Plymouth Argyle on a season-long loan.
The 22-year-old is yet to break into the first-team fold at The Hawthorns, and he is now set to head out on his fifth loan spell to equip him with senior experience.
Palmer’s departure means the new Baggies boss Slaven Bilic is left with two senior goalkeepers at his disposal, in Sam Johnstone and Jonathan Bond.
West Brom are yet to truly delve into the transfer market since Bilic’s appointment, with Benfica loanee Filip Krovinovic the only arrival at the Midlands club this summer. Meanwhile, several players have left The Hawthorns for pastures new, including the notable departures of Craig Dawson and Jay Rodriguez.
The Baggies confirmed this latest departure via their Twitter account on Tuesday afternoon:
— West Bromwich Albion (@WBA) July 16, 2019
Plenty of West Brom fans quickly responded to the tweet, with many of them using taking the opportunity to lament the club’s lack of incomings with the Championship season drawing closer.
Here are some of the Baggies fans’ reactions…
Is this wise? We might need him to play up front at this rate.
— Matt (@GGrubbie) July 16, 2019
Does our door only swing one way
— allan stevens (@musebag2101) July 16, 2019
Sign some players!
— Krycek (@molocheanhand) July 16, 2019
Good luck Alex, but again another player lost (even though it’s only a loan).
— benowba (@benog7) July 16, 2019
Good stuff if he isn’t getting the game time here he needs to get it elsewhere
— Gavin Poulton (@gavin_poulton) July 16, 2019
Now we only have 2 goal keepers ????
— Tom Genner (@tommy_genner) July 16, 2019
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Dowling between the sticks by August
— Brad (@Brad_WBA) July 16, 2019