Crystal Palace defender makes Scottish Premiership move after successful AFC Wimbledon loan spell

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CRYSTAL Palace centre-back Kofi Balmer will complete a move to Scottish Premiership side Motherwell on July 1. 

Balmer, 23, has signed a two-year contract with the option of a further year. 

Northern Ireland’s Balmer joined Palace in the summer of 2022 but didn’t make a senior appearance. 

He spent the second half of last season on loan with AFC Wimbledon in League Two where he made seventeen appearances and scored once. 

“It’s great to get Kofi on board,” manager Stuart Kettlewell said on Motherwell’s website.

“There was a lot of interest from other clubs who were looking to sign him so it tells you we’ve got a good player on our hands.

“He has played lots of football for a boy his age but we still think with our coaching, we can get more out of Kofi and make him even better.

“I look forward to working with him during pre-season and seeing how he gets on.”

“I’m so happy to be here,” Kofi Balmer said.

“I’ve heard some great things about the club and the fan base. I can’t wait to meet everyone and get stuck into work.

“I feel I can bring a lot to the team and want to make a real impact in my time here.”


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