“He’s now hot cake, we almost sold him” – Chelsea now have confident in 23-year-old will stay at the club, he nearly left over the summer
Recent reports suggest that Chelsea is increasingly confident that Conor Gallagher will commit to a new contract with the club. The belief within the team is that Gallagher is a crucial player under manager Mauricio Pochettino.
Gallagher has been a consistent presence in the Chelsea squad this season, earning the honor of captaining his boyhood club on several occasions. His reliability and consistency have been particularly valuable, especially in the face of injury concerns for other key players like Reece James and Ben Chilwell.
Despite attempts to sell the 23-year-old during the summer, including efforts on deadline day, the club’s perspective on Gallagher has reportedly changed. He has become a key figure in the midfield, earning praise from Pochettino and securing a regular spot alongside high-profile midfielders.
While there was interest from other Premier League sides during the summer transfer window, Chelsea was determined to hold onto Gallagher. The shift in attitude now suggests that the club recognizes his importance and is keen to reward him with a new contract.
Competition for places in Chelsea’s midfield is fierce, with young talents like Romeo Lavia waiting for their chance to impress. Lavia, who joined Chelsea from Southampton in the summer, has been sidelined due to injury but is reportedly nearing a return in the coming weeks.
As Chelsea navigates a busy schedule, having a player of Gallagher’s caliber committed to the club provides depth and quality in the midfield, adding to the positive developments for the team.