If Newcastle United decides to make a second attempt to get Conor Gallagher from Chelsea, it will be interesting to watch
Several Premier League clubs showed a lot of interest in the 23-year-old during the January transfer window, but he finally decided to remain at Stamford Bridge. In the latter days of the winter transfer window, transfer guru Fabrizio Romano said that Everton had offered £45 million for Gallagher’s services.
Although Gallagher was interested in joining the relegation-threatened team, Chelsea decided to offload Jorginho instead, making the Toffees’ offer futile. The English international would not be permitted to join either Newcastle or Manchester United since they are viewed as direct competitors, but Crystal Palace is still in the race, according to Craig Hope of the Daily Mail.
The Sun, however, afterwards reported that Chelsea intended to offer Gallagher a raise and a new contract. Although the box-to-box ace’s current £50,000 per week contract won’t expire until the summer of 2025, he might now secure a long-term spot in Graham Potter’s first-team plans.
In 39 games during a season-long loan at Palace last year, Gallagher excelled and helped the team advance to the FA Cup semifinals with nine goals and five assists. However, he has been unable to duplicate that kind of performance for Chelsea this time around, contributing to just two goals in 26 games across all competitions.
In comparison to his positional counterparts, Gallagher has consistently performed in the 86th percentile for touches in the offensive penalty area and successful take-ons and the 93rd percentile for blocks, non-penalty projected goals, and progressive passes received over the past year. Therefore, Gallagher might be another wise purchase made by Newcastle, giving their midfield greater stability.