Crystal Palace are set to pip Leeds United in the race to sign Chelsea midfielder Conor Gallagher, according to TEAMtalk.
The Lowdown: Gallagher talks
Palace and Leeds were reported to be in a two-way tussle for the 21-year-old last week
It now appears as if a winner has been named in the race for his services.
Will Gallagher be a good signing for Crystal Palace?
The Latest: Winner named
TEAMtalk shared a story on Thursday morning, claiming Gallagher has opted to remain in London after Palace made a late bid for his services.
Gallagher had been in Yorkshire and visited Leeds’ training ground, but Palace were made aware of the midfielder’s situation when they signed Marc Guehi, who swapped Stamford Bridge for Selhurst Park earlier this month.
Palace have now persuaded Gallagher to remain in the capital and he is set to join on loan.
Further reports have even claimed the youngster ‘will have a medical‘ later today, with Matt Woosnam suggesting Vieira will use Gallagher as one of two slightly more advanced central midfielders in a 4-3-3 system.
The Verdict: Huge
Palace pipping Marcelo Bielsa’s Leeds to Gallagher could prove to be a huge piece of business this season.
Vieira has two defensive, two central and two attacking midfielders on the books at this moment in time, and Gallagher is capable of playing in any of those areas to provide a third option.
His versatility could be priceless for the Eagles in Vieira’s first season and it seems as if he will be heading across London instead of to Leeds, adding depth through the spine of the new gaffer’s team ahead of his first campaign in charge.
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