Crystal Palace is set to step up their interest in Chelsea midfielder Conor Gallagher by making an offer for the youngster, according to The sun.
What is the latest news regarding transfers involving Gallagher?
Gallagher spent the 2020/21 season on loan at West Brom, and although the Baggies were relegated to the Championship, he impressed enough to get Palace’s attention.
It is understood the 21-year-old would like to fight for his place at Chelsea next year, but it looks like the Eagles want to test the waters and are preparing a £ 15million offer to try to get Gallagher away from Stamford Bridge. this summer.
What were Gallagher’s stats in 2020/21?
The central midfielder was a regular West Brom holder this season as he featured in 30 high-level matches in total.
In those games he has contributed with four goals, including the game-winning goal against Sheffield United in November.
Has Palace ever tried to sign Gallagher?
They did, and they almost landed their man.
It was claimed last August that Palace was very interested in bringing Gallagher to Selhurst Park, and the prospect even had a medical examination at the club, suggesting he was set to join Roy Hodgson’s side.
However, the move ultimately failed and the following month he got a move to West Brom instead.
Would Gallagher be the perfect signing for Palace?
The Sun Report refers to how Palace needs more legs in their midfield next season, and that they see Gallagher as someone who can fix that over the next few years. It is difficult to dispute this assessment.
Palace’s central midfielder very fine at the moment, as they only have four players for this position, and that should only grow to three at the end of the month when James McCarthy’s contract expires.
Therefore, they need to bring in reinforcements for that area of the pitch, and Gallagher could be the perfect signing to take on that role.
At 6 feet tall, Gallagher would add some physics to Palace midfield, and his tackle stats indicate he’s not afraid to get involved in the thick of the action. Over the past year, he has shown he belongs at Premier League level, and he’s still only 21, so he has a lot of room for improvement.
Palace need to refresh their midfielder, and adding Gallagher to their ranks would be a positive step as they prepare to live under a new manager next season.