West Ham United are focused on a deal to convey Conor Gallagher to the London Stadium this summer time.
What’s the discuss?
That’s in keeping with a declare made by ExWHUemployee, who revealed in a latest publish on The West Ham Means (by way of West Ham Zone) that David Moyes’ facet are in talks with Chelsea in an try to convey the 22-year-old central midfielder to east London on a season-long mortgage – though the Hammers’ advances for the England worldwide have to this point been rejected by the Blues.
In his publish, the Irons insider mentioned: “Talks may even proceed with Chelsea. The principle precedence is to attempt to get Conor Gallagher on mortgage though these advances have been rejected a variety of instances.”
Contemplating simply how spectacular Gallagher was on a brief spell with Crystal Palace final season, the argument that the box-to-box midfielder could be an unreal signing for Moyes to recover from the road this summer time is a straightforward one to make.
Certainly, over his 34 Premier League appearances for Patrick Vieira’s facet in 2021/22, the £22.5m-rated expertise proved a steady risk within the opposition third, scoring eight targets, registering three assists and creating 5 massive possibilities for his teammates, in addition to taking a mean of 1.5 pictures, making 1.1 key passes and finishing 1.3 dribbles per recreation.
The £32k-per-week dynamo additionally impressed in metrics extra typical of his place, making a mean of two.0 tackles, 0.9 interceptions, 25.1 passes and successful 5.9 duels per fixture.
Total, the participant who Rahman Osman dubbed “unreal” averaged an especially spectacular SofaScore match ranking of 7.08, a ranking that might have seen the 22-year-old rank because the Hammers’ second-best performer within the high flight final season – behind solely Declan Rice.
To place his returns into perspective, over Rice’s personal 36 Premier League outings final season, the 23-year-old scored one purpose, supplied 4 assists and created two massive possibilities, in addition to made a mean of two.2 tackles, 1.8 interceptions, 54.8 passes and received 5.1 duels per outing.
As such, with Rice evidently being more proficient than Gallagher in a defensive capability, and the Chelsea starlet trying to be extra harmful going ahead than Rice – though each gamers are additionally spectacular of their weaker traits – the prospect of the duo lining up alongside one another on the London Stadium is definitely an thrilling one.
Nevertheless, with Chelsea not trying to be enjoying ball over a deal for the 22-year-old who Tom Dutton labelled each “irreplaceable” and a “monster,” it will seem as if Moyes may have his work minimize out if he’s to make this dream a actuality previous to September’s switch deadline.