Tottenham Hotspur Eyeing Transfer for Chelsea’s Conor Gallagher
The 2022–23 season saw the Chelsea academy graduate make his first team debut after spending time on loan at Charlton Athletic, Swansea City, West Bromwich Albion, and Crystal Palace.
During his rookie season with the senior team, Gallagher participated in 45 competitive games, contributing three goals and one assist.
Under Mauricio Pochettino, the 23-year-old has remained prominently involved, starting 19 of his 20 games so far this season.
Additionally, Pochettino has frequently trusted Gallagher to wear the captain’s armband. This was evident in Tuesday’s EFL Cup quarterfinal victory over Newcastle United via penalty shootout.
Gallagher has been connected to a move outside of Chelsea during the January transfer window, despite being a crucial member of the team this season.
The midfield player’s contract is about to expire, and there are presently no indications that a new one will be signed very soon.
Chelsea is therefore supposedly open to proposals in the new year, particularly as the sale of an academy product would aid them in the Financial Fair Play department.
Tottenham, Chelsea’s London rivals, are debating whether to make a January transfer approach for the midfield player, according to Sky Sports News.
Gallagher was previously connected to Spurs during the summer transfer window, and it was reported that the terms of a deal were set.
But in the end, the anticipated deal fell through as Chelsea chose not to approve a summer departure.
A new centre-back is Ange Postecoglou’s top goal to buy during the January transfer window, but Spurs are also searching for a new midfield player because of rumours surrounding Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg.
The international player from Denmark, who has dropped in the rankings this season, has been connected to a transfer to Juventus, one of Italy’s biggest teams.
Hojbjerg has also been linked to a potential trade with Gallagher, though it’s not apparent at this time if Chelsea would entertain such a suggestion.
Gallagher’s future is still a source of conjecture, but Pochettino has stated that he intends to keep the player on staff.