West Bromwich Albion are edging closer to the signing of Connor Gallagher from Chelsea.
A number of Premier League clubs have been after the 20-year-old midfielder this summer.
The Baggies hold the advantage over all rivals as Gallagher seems set on leaving on a loan deal. He scored six goals and laid out eight assists in 47 appearances last terms. A string of impressive performances for the Charlton Athletic and Swansea City racked up admirers for the upcoming campaign.
Gallagher has nearly no chance of breaking into the Chelsea senior squad right now which is why it makes sense to move out on loan. Frank Lampard have brought in several quality players this summer and has to deal with a bloated squad now.
The likes of Kai Havertz and Hakim Ziyech are set to immediate starters but there are already plenty options to surround them in midfield. Gallagher is still very young and enjoying a run of games away from the club.
Premier League new boys, West Brom will guarantee more playing time than his present employers. They will also offer top division football which is crucial for a youngster’s development in the league.