Boss hands over £50m star transfer amid Everton talks
Patrick Vieira has told Conor Gallagher he needs to join a club where he will play ‘week in week out’ because if Everton’s reported transfer target does not go to Crystal Palace, via talkSPORT.
Gallagher has been sensational so far this season after joining the Eagles from Chelsea on loan last year. The 22-year-old is among the best midfielders in the Premier League with eight goalscorers. Only Bruno Fernandes (9) has touched the net more often from central position.
His performances at Selhurst Park also returned three assists and convinced Gareth Southgate to award Gallagher his England debut. The Epsom-born talent came on the bench in San Marino in November as a half-time substitute. He has 13 caps at U21 level.
Gallagher scored his final Crystal Palace goal to help Vieira’s side beat Watford 4-1 on Wednesday night. He now has more top goals so far this season than any of Chelsea’s midfielders. Mason Mount is also their top scorer with seven so far.
Lampard talks to Chelsea over Everton move for Gallagher
New Everton boss Frank Lampard has already been in contact with his former side Chelsea to discuss a transfer for Gallagher at the end of his loan spell at Crystal Palace. It depends TEAMtalkwho report that Lampard wanted to put the Toffees at the front of any line-up.
Lampard has known Gallagher well from his tenure at Stamford Bridge but could face serious competition for his signature. The sun reported that Paris Saint-Germain are considering a shock £50million move in January. While the daily star report Thomas Tuchel wants him back.
Tuchel is eager to welcome Gallagher to west London as he attempts to rebuild their midfield. Chelsea will also listen to offers from Ross Barkley and Ruben Loftus-Cheek to free up space for Gallagher’s return. He is under contract at Bridge until 2025.
Vieira tells Everton target Gallagher to join club he will play ‘week in week’
Crystal Palace boss Vieira believes Gallagher must choose carefully where he plays next season, amid the potential of a return to Chelsea or a loan move to Everton from Lampard. As if he were a Blues player, the England international has to focus on securing playing time.
“Conor, I believe when you look at the way he is playing, he is really happy at our football club,” Vieira noted. “He knows how important he is for the team and the football club. He enjoys his game.
“For a player like that, what’s important is to keep playing week after week because it will allow him to improve. I think we give him the support he needs to be on the pitch and express his talent.
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