It's impossible not to see the mark of David Wagner in the loan signing of Kasey Palmer.

A very highly-regarded England youth international, Palmer is the product of one of the best, if not the best, Academy system in the country.

Chelsea will have had no shortage of clubs jockeying for position in the queue to take him on loan, yet it is Huddersfield Town that have emerged victorious.

Wagner's pedigree with youth and desire to play to a distinctive, ball-playing style will have been crucial.

But the acquisition of Palmer is just the latest, and likely final, piece of the puzzle that the manager has been painstakingly building all summer.

With a full transfer window at his disposal, Wagner has flexed his muscle and fans have been treated to one of the most exciting summers in recent memory.

Now, this squad has the depth he craves. Two players in each position to provide competition and rotation - music to the ears of a boss that demands such high energy from his players.

Nahki Wells has a challenger and supporter for the striking role in Elias Kachunga.

In defence, Town may have lost Joel Lynch but have gained cult hero Michael Hefele, record signing Christopher Schindler and youthful promise in Jon Stankovic.

The left back position has been addressed with the permanent signing of Chris Loewe, while Town look well placed between the sticks with Joel Coleman and Liverpool loanee Danny Ward.

And then there is the midfield and attacking areas, now blessed with several extra helpings of quality.

Kasey Palmer and Jack Payne will both want the no.10 role, although they have the facility to play across the attacking three in Wagner's formation.

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Kasey Palmer's first interview at Town

With Joe Lolley, Rajiv van La Parra, Sean Scannell and Harry Bunn, plus Kachunga in the mix, Wagner has a wealth of options.

Further back, Ivan Paurevic and Aaron Mooy have joined the battle for starting places.

The sheer number of new faces requiring a dressing room peg this summer means excitement for the new season is reaching ever higher levels - the ticket demand for a friendly with Liverpool the latest evidence.

But this isn't a case of a club just bringing in the bodies. Neither Wagner nor Dean Hoyle would allow that.

Here is a man with a plan, who has the vision and imagination, and who is blessed with both the intelligence and owner support to make it happen.

Kasey Palmer models the 2016/17 away kit

Wagner's system calls for more rotation than he was comfortable making with last year's squad. Injuries permitting, he should have no such issues next term.

It remains to be seen how all these new faces settle in together, but the manager and the club believe they have found that crucial blend of quantity and quality.

Even allowing for exits, few players can be confident of their place if performances fail to justify it.

Kasey Palmer is an excellent signing that emphasises Town's upward trajectory.

But it is the business as a whole, and the motivation behind it, that should really have the juices flowing.