Former Premier League footballer Carlton Palmer believes that Crystal Palace should look to sign Conor Gallagher permanently.
Gallagher made the switch from Stamford Bridge to Selhurst Park this summer on a one-year loan deal and has started the season well for Crystal Palace, scoring two goals at the weekend against West Ham United and helping the Eagles to draw the game.
The 21-year-old spent last season out on loan with West Bromwich Albion, scoring two goals and providing two assists, and has had previous loan moves away from Chelsea with Charlton Athletic and Swansea City.
Palace manager Patrick Vieira has based his summer transfer business around younger players with Michael Olise, Jacob Montes, Marc Guehi, Joachim Anderson and Will Hughes all joining Gallagher at Selhurst Park.
Asked if the Eagles should be looking to make Gallagher’s switch a permanent one, Palmer told the Transfer Tavern: “Yeah, obviously he’s doing well, you know where Palace are. There’s no hiding about where Palace are, their recruitment has to be smart, they haven’t got the biggest budget in the world and so your basis has got to be around good young players.”
Palace have responded to an opening day defeat at the hands of Chelsea, with back-to-back draws against Brentford and West Ham, leaving them with two points from a possible nine so far.