'Break the bank': TalkSPORT pundit tells PL club to pay £60m to sign 21-year-old from Chelsea

Darren Ambrose has told Crystal Palace that they should go all out to try sign Chelsea talent Conor Gallagher.

The 21-year-old is currently enjoying a brilliant season with Palace, albeit he’s only with them on a season-long loan from Chelsea.

He’s an all-action box-to-box midfielder that’s been lighting up the Premier League, scoring six goals and providing three assists in the top division already this season.

Gareth Southgate handed him a senior England debut in the most recent international break and he’s one of the most in-form midfielders around right now.

TalkSPORT pundit Ambrose reckons that Palace should “break the bank” to try sign Gallagher on a permanent basis. Furthermore, he thinks a fee of around £60million would be enough to convince Chelsea to sell.

“100 per cent – and I mean break the bank!” Ambrose told talkSPORT.

“£60m would do it. He’s playing every week, he’s happy.

“I think Palace is a club going forward. They’ve got a manager in Patrick Vieira who is someone you want to learn of.”

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Gallagher has big Chelsea future

In fairness, it would need some considering if a £60million offer was slapped on the table for someone yet to make his Chelsea debut.

At the same time, Gallagher looks like he’s got a future at Stamford Bridge.

He’s a unique talent that’s got a bit of everything to his game and is another reminder of what a great job they’ve done in the past decade at Cobham developing young players.

Chelsea don’t possess a central midfielder that contributes going forward quite like Gallagher. It’s vitally important that he’s showing he can do it in on the Premier League stage, too.

Patrick Vieira’s Palace will obviously want to keep him based off the opening half of the season, but his valuation is only soaring up game after game.

Palace boss Vieira has even made a comparison between Gallagher and iconic Chelsea figure Frank Lampard.

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