Report: Club have now given up on signing 22-year-old Chelsea player this summer, he wants Stamford Bridge return
Crystal Palace are reportedly giving up hope of signing Chelsea’s Conor Gallagher next season.
The 22-year-old midfielder is currently enjoying a brilliant season-long loan spell with Palace, which has been the springboard for him breaking into the senior England squad.
However, it sounds unlikely he’ll return to Selhurst Park when his loan expires in the summer.
According to the Daily Mail, Gallagher is determined to return to parent club Chelsea and break into the first-team squad at Stamford Bridge.
The report explains Palace would love to sign the box-to-box midfielder, but now accept it’s a “no-go”.
Gallagher, who’s a product of the Blues academy, is someone the Chelsea fanbase is extremely excited to see return.
He’s scored eight goals and made five assists so far this season in a Palace shirt, with many boldly comparing his playing style to Frank Lampard.
Ian Wright has urged Palace to try make Gallagher their player on a permanent basis. His future seems destined to be at the Bridge, though.
Of course, there is a lot to love about Gallagher’s game when it comes to his technique, game intelligence and goalscoring prowess.
However, his relentless energy and pressing off the ball is arguably the most memorable thing you takeaway from watching him in the flesh.
He looks tailor-made to drop into Thomas Tuchel’s squad next season, so it’s an absolutely vital summer ahead where he needs to impress.