Chelsea loanee Kasey Palmer wants to stay at Huddersfield Town for another year after being part of the squad that helped them return to the top flight after 45 years away on Monday.
David Wagner’s side won their Championship play-off final against Reading 4-3 on penalties after a 0-0 result and they will become the 49th different team to play in the Premier League in the 2017-18 season.
Palmer, who only made his professional debut this season after Chelsea agreed to loan their promising youngster to the Championship side, revealed that he was keen to stay at his loan club even if they didn’t earn promotion at Wembley.
“Of course, I want to stay. To be part of it this season, I feel like I don’t want to leave it now,” Palmer told Goal. “It is unfinished work. So hopefully we can enjoy the next few days and then the talks will begin ahead of the next season.
“I think if we would have stayed in the league [Championship] then I would have loved to have come back anyway. We have gone up so it is an even bigger incentive to come back so we will just see what happens over the next few weeks and take it from there.
Chelsea had over 30 players on loan across Europe, with many playing in the Championship alongside Palmer, who credited their system with helping him develop for a career at the top of the game.
“To be fair, I think there’s a few [loanees who have been successful],” He continued. “Christian Atsu [at Newcastle], Fikayo Tomori [at Brighton] and me and Izzy. It has been a successful season for the Chelsea loan boys so it has been good for everyone really.
“Because I got injured we didn’t really get to play together as much as we liked. It is great for Izzy, just as much as me to come on loan and get promotion at 20 years old. I can’t think of anything better.”
Palmer will celebrate the club’s achievements with an open top bus parade on Tuesday evening through Huddersfield.