Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel heaped praise on Crystal Palace loanee Conor Gallagher on Friday, and a number of Palace supporters on social media were quick to react to the German’s comments.
Gallagher, who made the move across London on a season-long loan, has starred under Patrick Vieira this season, winning two Palace Player of the Month awards and topping their WhoScored performance charts by some distance.
However, 24 hours prior to that performance, Tuchel was full of praise when asked about the midfielder. Cited by Blues reporter Nizaar Kinsella, the Chelsea boss had this to say on Gallagher:
“He is standing out every single week. We could have imagined that he stays but the talks came up with Patrick Vieira at Crystal Palace, he wanted to take up the challenge and everyone agreed on it”
Those comments had plenty of Palace fans talking about the midfielder, who many Palace supporters were urging their club to sign permanently following his goal at the weekend.
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Palace fans react
This is what some Palace fans had to say in reply to Kinsella’s post, with some fearing that a permanent deal could be out of the Eagles’ reach if Gallagher continues to shine.
“Tuchel just driving up the price; what’s he gonna say? ‘Yeah he’s decent but we don’t want him’?”
“Each week it becomes clearer and clearer he will not be staying. He’ll be wanted at Chelsea and he’ll want to be at Chelsea”
“Sounds like he really likes Gallagher. No chance we get him permanently unless he pushes for the move himself which I doubt will happen”
“Yeah, no chance we get him on a perm…”
“no we’ve not got a hope keeping him. He’s phenomenal”
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