LEEDS EYEING SUMMER DEAL FOR GALLAGHER
Leeds United are reportedly keen on signing West Brom midfielder Conor Gallagher in the summer. This is according to the publication from the stables of popular media platform Team Talk.
Chelsea loanee Gallagher has been one of the best players at West Brom this season and that form has led to the interest from clubs like Leeds United. Apart from Leeds United, London club Crystal Palace also want to sign the England u-21 international midfielder. Gallagher was part of the England u-21 team that crashed out of the group stage of this year’s UEFA u-21 European Championships during the just concluded international break.
Gallagher won’t be available for West Brom in their next league game at Chelsea this weekend as he’s ineligible to face his parent club. He was one of the discussion points when Baggies boss Sam Allardyce faced the media in his post-match press conference ahead of the game.
Allardyce has advised Gallagher to stay with the Baggies beyond this season especially if the club manages to avoid relegation from the English top flight at the end of this campaign. The West Brom is sure that Gallagher would be better served staying at the Hawthorns for another season rather than return to Chelsea to fight for a midfield spot under new manager Thomas Tuchel.
West Brom manager Allardyce believes that the Chelsea player might struggle for playing time at Stamford Bridge next season and that another season with West Brom would be better for his development. Chelsea have a lot of options in midfield at the moment. The Chelsea midfield options include Mason Mount, Billy Gilmour, Mateo Kovacic, N’GoloKante and Jorginho.
Gallagher has played 22 games for the Baggies in the league this season but won’t play when Sam Allardyce and his players travel to London to face Chelsea at Stamford Bridge at the weekend.