West Ham United have allegedly failed with a fresh approach to sign talented Chelsea midfielder Conor Gallagher.
That’s according to a report from The Guardian’s Jacob Steinberg who claims that the Hammers enquired for the 22-year-old Chelsea star but were told that he has no interest in leaving Stamford Bridge this summer.
Gallagher returned to Chelsea in the summer, however, and now clearly feels as though he can make a name for himself under Thomas Tuchel.
He came on as a second-half substitute for the West Londoners against Everton yesterday but only got one minute of action.
It’s hard to envisage a scenario where he plays regularly for Chelsea this season. It seems as though he’s backing himself to do just that though…
West Ham tried to sign Conor Gallagher on loan from Chelsea
The Guardian’s Jacob Steinberg reckon that the Hammers enquired about signing the 22-year-old midfielder on loan this summer but were told that he doesn’t want to leave Stamford Bridge.
The four-capped England international would have been a fine addition for West Ham in my opinion. And it’s a shame that it seems as though he won’t be coming to the London Stadium this summer.
Gallagher was brilliant during his loan spell with Crystal Palace last season.
Gallagher 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.
The Chelsea ace would have been the ideal accompaniment to Declan Rice and Tomas Soucek in the middle of the park.
He’s obviously very highly rated at Stamford Bridge.
Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel will demand around £50 million for the 22-year-old’s signature according to Goal.
It’s a huge shame that West Ham seemingly won’t be signing Conor Gallagher this summer. Who knows though…if he doesn’t get any meaningful game-time between now and the end of this month, perhaps he’ll change his mind about a summer exit from Stamford Bridge.