Promising on-loan Chelsea starlet to be given a chance under Tuchel next season
According to news from The Sun, Conor Gallagher will be given a chance to feature for the Chelsea first-team next season. The midfielder is currently on loan at newly-promoted side West Brom for the season and will return once that is over.
Gallagher joined Chelsea’s academy as an 8-year-old and went on to progress through the youth teams, ultimately signing his first professional contract in 2018. Since then, he has gone out on loan to Charlton and Swansea, where he impressed.
Even this season, Gallagher was allowed to leave on loan as newly-promoted West Brom came for him. Despite the doom and gloom surrounding the Baggies, Gallagher has been one of their best players this season. The Englishman has featured in 23 of 28 league games for them, scoring and assisting twice.
Now, it is being said that manager Thomas Tuchel and the club are keen to give him a chance in the first-team for next season when he returns. The club already have a good batch of central players like Kovacic, Kante and Jorginho already but the possible departure of Jorginho could be something Gallagher can capitalise on.
The on-loan youngster does look a more well rounded and developed player but sitting on the benches could stunt his career growth, something Chelsea have to handle very carefully.