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Romano: Tottenham’s interest in Chelsea star is ‘true’ but ‘not concrete’

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Boost for Tottenham as journo says Conor Gallagher fee could now be met after drop in value

Romano says Tottenham Hotspur are not serious contenders for Chelsea’s Conor Gallagher

Fabrizio Romano has claimed that Tottenham Hotspur are not highly keen on signing Chelsea midfielder Conor Gallagher.

He did, however, say that the club appreciates the player. Speaking on his YouTube channel, Romano discussed the England international’s situation at Stamford Bridge and said:

“…it is true that… Tottenham appreciates the player but at the moment it is not something concrete. At the moment Tottenham’s focus is on James Maddison.”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g5O5k2ACkrk&t=137s

These are two players with different profiles. Gallagher is a smart, young central midfielder who can play in a box-to-box role.

Gallagher doesn’t improve our first XI

He currently plays for a Chelsea team that are signing players left and right. His position in their first-team set-up could be uncertain and it is worth mentioning that he was clearly struggling in Chelsea’s midfield in the starting few months last season.

At Spurs, he can be considered an upgrade on the likes of Harry Winks, Tanguy Ndombele and Oliver Skipp and provide direct competition to Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg and Rodrigo Bentancur. That being said, we don’t have a shortage of central midfielders.

Conor Gallagher of Chelsea runs with the ball.
Conor Gallagher of Chelsea runs with the ball. (Photo by Steve Bardens/Getty Images)

Giovani Lo Celso and Yves Bissouma are also on our books. Unless we sell more than two of the aforementioned players, Gallagher’s signing could be seen as unnecessary.

What we lack is a natural No. 10, which Maddison is. Apparently, Spurs recently made a combined £50million bid for the English playmaker and Harvey Barnes of Leicester City.

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It’s time we streamline our transfer business strictly to signing players that instantly improve our starting XI. Maddison is more likely to do that than Gallagher, who, according to Romano, is also very high in demand, with West Ham United and Newcastle United also interested.

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