In a recent report, The Guardian stated that Tottenham Hotspur are in the race to sign Chelsea midfielder Conor Gallagher this summer. However, it is believed that Spurs will have to rival West Ham United in pursuit of the English playmaker.
Gallagher’s Tough Campaign At Chelsea Last Season
The 23-year-old struggled to prove his worth as a consistent performer for Chelsea in the previous campaign. Gallagher scored three goals and picked up one assist in 45 appearances for the West London club last season across all competitions.
The English midfield ace saw a lot of his game time as a substitute which explains why he only averaged 0.8 shots, 0.6 key passes and 0.7 dribbles per 90 minutes in Premier League football. He was at least accurate when distributing the ball from midfield as evidenced by his pass completion rate of 84.5% in the English first division (stats via whoscored).
His current contract at Stamford Bridge will expire in the summer of 2025. Hence, Spurs will struggle to get a deal done for Gallagher on the cheap before the start of the new campaign.
Should Tottenham Hotspur Boss Angelos Postecoglu Move In For Gallagher?
Gallagher is full of energy and running in the middle of the park and can create some inviting chances for his teammates in the opponent’s half. He can shoot the ball purely and with power from long range. However, the English talent has to figure out a way to improve his productivity going forward if he intends to stay relevant at the highest level.
Still, there is no denying that Gallagher has the potential to become a future star in English football. He is primarily a box-to-box midfielder but can also play in the number ten position or act as a holding midfielder if needed.
At 23, Gallagher will only get better in the coming years as long as he works hard to improve his all-around game with each season.
We can expect Gallagher to add more energy and dynamism to Tottenham head coach Angelos Postecoglu’s midfield department. The English midfield ace has what it takes to fight for a regular starting spot at the North London club next season. Thus, it makes sense for Spurs to move in for Gallagher before the end of this summer transfer window.