Romano drops transfer update on Chelsea star Conor Gallagher after Tottenham Hotspur pursuit
The English midfielder also apparently drew transfer interest from West Ham United, but stayed put at Stamford Bridge. With his contract expiring in the summer of 2025, Fabrizio Romano believes there is a possibility he could be sold if he doesn’t pen a new deal.
Citing Mason Mount’s example, where the Englishman was sold to Manchester United after entering the last year of his contract, Romano said on CaughtOffside’s The Debrief YouTube channel:
“…Over the summer transfer window, there were many possibilities with West Ham, with Tottenham. It was never that advanced. It never reached the advanced stages like okay, he’s going to leave, but it was negotiated and it was discussed.
“He is very happy at Chelsea. He wants to fight for his place there, so, I think it remains an open situation. We have to see what’s going to happen in the next two or three months, what is going to be the impact of the player on the pitch because his contract expires in the summer of 2025.
“…for Chelsea, the message is very clear, it’s exactly what they did with Mason Mount. So they want contracts to be extended, otherwise they are prepared to sell players.”
Gallagher is a player we can use in the team. Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg seems to have lost Ange Postecoglou’s trust (if there was any to begin with, in the first place).
Giovani Lo Celso’s future at Spurs hangs in the balance, as it has in recent seasons. Yves Bissouma has flourished under our new manager but we can still use some depth in that area.
James Maddison is obviously an untouchable in this team and while Pape Matar Sarr could blossom into a fine midfielder, Gallagher brings with him Premier League experience of playing at Chelsea and Crystal Palace on a regular basis in the last couple of seasons.
If he doesn’t pen a new deal, Tottenham can be optimistic about a modest fee. But as Chelsea showed with Mount, whom they sold to Manchester United for an initial £55million, they could drive a hard bargain even if it means they risk losing a player for free.
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Hence, if Spurs really want the 23-year-old, they better have the cash ready and hope teams like West Ham don’t come in to spark a bidding war.