Chelsea midfielder Conor Gallagher ignores Leeds and Newcastle interest in reaching agreement on Crystal Palace loan as Patrick Vieira continues his Eagles revamp with his fifth signing of the summer
- Chelsea midfielder Conor Gallagher on loan to Crystal Palace
- He was loaned to West Bromwich Albion last season and was wanted by Leeds
- Crystal Palace has also signed former Lyon defender Joachim Andersen
Chelsea midfielder Conor Gallagher joins Crystal Palace on a seasonal loan as the Selhurst Park club continue their recruiting campaign.
Gallagher, 21, who was loaned to West Bromwich Albion last season, was also wanted by Leeds United but he felt their chance of regular play at Palace plus the prospect of staying in London and teaming up with ex-midfielder Patrick Vieira , appealed. .
Palace signed Joachim Andersen from Lyon this week and are looking to add another midfielder plus another attacking player and cover for Wilfred Zaha.
Chelsea midfielder Conor Gallagher (above) on loan to Crystal Palace
Working with ex-France and Arsenal star Patrick Vieira appealed to the 21-year-old midfielder
DRAWINGS OF THE PALACE
Michael Olise (lecture, £8 million)
Remi Matthews (Sunderland, free)
Marc Guehi (Chelsea, £18 million)
Joachim Andersen (Lyon, £17 million)
Conor Gallagher (Chelsea, loan)
Manchester City’s teenage winger Morgan Rogers remains one of the players they are considering.
Gallagher’s arrival at Crystal Palace comes just 24 hours after the club confirmed the signing of Lyon’s Danish centre-back Joachim Andersen.
Andersen put pen to paper with the north London club in a £17 million deal that will last five years.
Gallagher and Andersen are not the only purchases Vieira has made since he took over in early July.
Palace has already signed defender Marc Guehi, midfielder Michael Olise and backup goalkeeper Remi Matthews.
The England U21 international enjoyed a strong rental period at West Bromwich Albion last season