The reports says that the package agreed between the two London clubs is loaded with various add-ons. It is understood that Charlton are guaranteed £200k for the 16-year-old but this could rise up to around £800k should the clauses be activated, I’m guessing their in relation to appearances, first team and perhaps international call-ups.
There’s a fair amount of animosity surrounding Palmer’s transfer as he was highly rated at The Valley and the academy staff there are understood to be upset that he has departed, but the player has already made his debut for the under-18s in the 1-0 defeat against Manchester United on Saturday.
Adi Viveash spoke about Palmer after the match:
“Palmer has joined us from Charlton on schoolboy forms and he is an exciting player who did well against us in the Youth Cup. He hasn’t really trained for two weeks apart from a couple of days this week so to last 65 minutes at the intensity and quality he showed was pleasing.”
The advanced midfielder has been playing alongside Gus Poyet’s son Diego for Charlton U18s and when scouts watch Diego at The Valley against Chelsea, it was Palmer that caught their attention.
Palmer can be seen wearing the number 7 shirt in the video below: