Crystal Palace fans react as they are reportedly set to loan Chelsea youngster Conor Gallagher

Chelsea prospect Conor Gallagher is reportedly expected to join Crystal Palace on loan – and some of their fans on Twitter are delighted at the idea of taking him at Selhurst Park.

According to the Evening Standard, the 20-year-old had a medical with Palace over the weekend ahead of his transfer and he’s now joined up with England’s Under-21s squad.

It is understood that the central midfielder will sign a new Chelsea deal before departing on a temporary basis to Premier League and London rivals Palace.

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Gallagher is a highly-rated talent that was majorly impressive last season during his time out on loan in the Championship and he’s now set to make the step up to the top-flight.

The Blues academy player had spells at Charlton Athletic and Swansea City in the 2019/20 campaign, scoring six goals and supplying 11 assists combined.

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Gallagher is a versatile midfielder that can fill a box-to-box role where he’s quite a threat pushing into the final third, but equally is comfortable sat in front of the defence where he’s composed on the ball and aggressive in his tackling.

He’s been compared to current Chelsea first teamer Mason Mount in terms of his work-rate and he showed great energy with a cameo performance off the bench over the weekend in a pre-season fixture against Brighton.

A selection of Palace supporters on social media believe that imminent new arrival Gallagher will be a boost in the centre of the park for them.

Here are some of their fans discussing the youngster:

A sports journalist who graduated from Staffordshire University in 2016 and is a Chelsea supporter. Loves anything football or cricket related when it comes to England.