Crystal Palace are interested in a move to bring in Chelsea midfielder Conor Gallagher on loan for the 2021/22 season, according to the Daily Mail.
The Lowdown: Crystal Palace set for busy summer ahead of 2021/22
Facing an enormous rebuild following the departure of 22 first team players at the end of last season, new Eagles manager Patrick Vieira will be desperate to acquire the numbers necessary to bolster his squad.
Starting this process, the south Londoners have moved to bring in Michael Olise, Remi Matthews and Jacob Montes in recent days [Transfermarkt].
Now looking to strengthen in central areas, Palace look set to pursue 21-year-old Gallagher following recent reports.
Will Gallagher be a good signing for Crystal Palace?
The Latest: Palace in for Gallagher as potential loan switch gathers pace
Chelsea are set to let Gallagher leave on loan for the campaign, but they see his long-term future at Stamford Bridge.
Crystal Palace are said to be happy to bring in the Epsom-born midfielder, although Newcastle United are also keen on his services [Daily Mail].
The Verdict: Gallagher would be an astute signing
Bringing in England under-21 international Gallagher would be an astute piece of business by the Selhurst Park hierarchy.
He made 32 appearances on loan at West Bromwich Albion last season, registering four goal contributions with two goals and two assists [Transfermarkt]. Furthermore, his ability to win midfield battles and compete in the middle of the park resulted in Gallagher making 185 ball recoveries across the year [Premier League].
Recording 2.3 defensive dribbles per match also within this timeframe, this was the highest rate within the West Brom squad [WhoScored].
Once labelled as having ‘so much quality’ by former Baggies manager Slaven Bilic [Express and Star], Gallagher is an exciting prospect who could thrive at Selhurst Park should a prospective move occur.
Crystal Palace should be doing all they can to capture the prodigious 21-year-old ahead of the new season, especially if it means not having to make the financial commitment of a permanent move.
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