Reliable reporter Alan Nixon fancies Crystal Palace to pip Leeds United in the race to sign Chelsea midfielder Conor Gallagher.
The Lowdown: Gallagher links
They are open to sending Gallagher out on loan, though, after sending him out to Swansea City and West Brom in recent years.
Where will Gallagher end up?
The Latest: Nixon’s claim
This is what he had to say, admitting he ‘would fancy Palace’s chances’ – an interesting four-word admission.
“Palace have been in for him for some time … to be fair Leeds have too … but would fancy Palace chances.”
The Verdict: A shrewd addition
Should Palace pip Leeds to Gallagher, as Nixon believes could happen, it may turn out to be an excellent move.
Vieira has two defensive, central and attacking midfielders on the books at this moment in time, so bringing in Gallagher would provide a third option in each of those departments, adding depth in multiple areas with one shrewd swoop.
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