West Ham United allegedly could still try to sign Chelsea midfielder Conor Gallagher on loan this summer.
That’s according to Sky Sports news reporter Michael Bridge who claims that a loan exit from Chelsea is still on the cards for Gallagher this summer.
Hammers boss David Moyes has been on a mad one this summer, spending nearly £180 million on eight new players.
A huge refresh was needed at the London Stadium with six or seven players departing and Moyes hasn’t hesitated to bolster his ranks.
West Ham completed a club record £51 million deal for Lucas Paqueta yesterday (The Guardian), but it seems as though the Scot is far from finished in his quest to transform the East London outfit into genuine top six, or even top four, contenders.
The addition of another central midfielder would go a long way to taking us to that next level. And Moyes seemingly has one man in particular in mind…
West Ham eyeing Conor Gallagher loan deal
The Chelsea ace could be sent out on loan in a late deadline day deal this summer.
Michael Bridge was speaking on Sky Sports News (Tuesday August 30th, 7:05 am), and suggested that the Hammers are still in the race to sign the 22-year-old Chelsea midfielder:
“Conor Gallagher, now, it’s been an interesting last couple of games for him. He started against Leeds United, probably wasn’t his best game, he’s really trying here and doesn’t want another loan spell, he told me this in July. Then he was sent-off against Leicester, but that won’t stop Crystal Palace and it won’t stop West Ham from trying to sign him, if he is available on loan.”
This would be such a great signing for the club.
The four-capped England international would be a fine addition for West Ham, that goes without saying.
Gallagher was brilliant during his loan spell with Crystal Palace last season.
He has bagged eight goals and three assists in 34 Premier League games for Palace (Transfermarkt).
During those appearances, the 22-year-old averaged 2.4 tackles, 1.7 dribbles and 1.3 key passes per game (Who Scored).
He has incredible energy, drive, passion, determination and commitment to the cause. On top of all that as well, Gallagher is incredibly gifted from a technical perspective.
He’s been described as an ‘immense talent’ by Sport Bible.
The Englishman is obviously very highly rated at Stamford Bridge.
Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel will demand around £40 million for the 22-year-old’s signature (The Express).
It’s highly unlikely that West Ham will be prepared to pay that kind of money for Conor Gallagher this summer but perhaps a season-long loan deal with an option to buy him next year would be the ideal solution for all parties involved.
Hopefully Moyes gets this one done. Gallagher would be an immense signing for the Hammers.