A journalist has dropped a definitive transfer update involving Newcastle United and Conor Gallagher.
The Lowdown: Willock alternative?
It is not a guarantee that the St. James’ Park faithful will be able to sign Joe Willock on a permanent deal after his loan spell from Arsenal in the 2020/21 season.
Should Newcastle sign Gallagher?
Thus, they may need to look for other targets in the attacking midfield position, especially with the new Premier League campaign only a couple of weeks away.
The Latest: Gallagher update
The Sun journalist Tom Barclay has given a transfer update involving Gallagher, of whom he claims the Magpies “had interest” in, as well as Leeds United:
“Understand Conor Gallagher has opted to join Crystal Palace on loan.”
The Verdict: Blow
It is certainly a blow for the North East club to miss out on the signing of Gallagher, especially to a rival in the top flight in Crystal Palace.
The Chelsea ace endured a successful individual loan spell at West Brom in the last term, despite them being relegated down to the EFL Championship.
Gallagher won no fewer than 6.5 of his duels per game in the Premier League, and also averaged 2.7 tackles and one shot and successful dribble per match, notching up two goals and two assists (Sofascore).
He is a player that is capable of playing anywhere in the middle of the park, and being English, he would have helped fill in the home-grown quota while adding depth through the spine of the team.
Nonetheless, it seems as if Gallagher is set to join the Eagles instead, with the Toon now needing to look elsewhere.
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