Former Lincoln City loanee and current West Bromwich Albion goalkeeper Alex Palmer could be set for a move to Premier League newcomers Luton Town, according to talkSPORT on Twitter.
The 26-year-old shot-stopper, who spent time on loan at the Imps for the 2020/21 season, is subject of a £2.5 million bid from Rob Edwards’ Hatters, which has been agreed with the Baggies of the Championship.
It is now understood that Palmer is now deciding if he wants to join the Kenilworth Road outfit ahead of their first Premier League season following their penalty shootout victory over Coventry City in the Championship Playoff Final at Wembley.
The goalkeeper has been on the books of West Bromwich Albion since 2015, making 26 first-team appearances in a spell at the club which has also seen loan moves away at the likes of Kidderminster Harriers, Oldham Athletic and Notts County.
It would be his temporary move at Plymouth Argyle for the 19/20 season which Palmer would make for himself, making 41 appearances and keeping 15 clean sheets for the Pilgrims as they went on to seal promotion to League One, with COVID-19 forcing an early end to the season.
Palmer would make the loan switch to Lincolnshire for the 2020/21 season in which during his time at the LNER Stadium, he kept 21 clean sheets in 58 appearances for the club in a campaign in which The Imps would miss out on promotion at the expense of Blackpool in the League One Playoff Final.
The 26-year-old also appeared for The Hatters on loan at the club in March 2022, appearing twice after joining on an emergency loan following injuries to goalkeepers Jed Steer and James Shea.
BREAKING: Luton have agreed a fee in the region of £2.5m with West Brom for goalkeeper Alex Palmer.
Palmer is now deciding if he wants to join the Premier League newcomers.
– talkSPORT sources understand
— talkSPORT (@talkSPORT) July 29, 2023
Palmer is a goalkeeper that I like a lot and this bid from Luton Town clearly resembles the fact of how good of a goalkeeper he is, despite struggling to really break into the first-team picture at The Hawthorns.
The Hatters are looking for a new goalkeeper to replace Ethan Horvath after his loan at the club from Nottingham Forest came to an end. Still, with this, it’s certainly a sense of risk but something that has made Luton successful over the past few years is by taking risks.
Whether he’s the answer for a Premier League side remains to be seen. In saying that, however, it’ll be a good move for the goalkeeper if he was to accept the proposal which under the guidance of Rob Edwards, he’s a player that can only get better.