Conor Gallagher Joins West Bromwich Albion on Season-Long Loan
We’re delighted to welcome Conor Gallagher to The Hawthorns on a season-long loan from Chelsea ✍️ pic.twitter.com/7Y3Dpnnpyq
— West Bromwich Albion (@WBA) September 17, 2020
The 20-year-old is rated highly by parent club Chelsea, and impressed while out on loan last season.
He initially joined Championship club Charlton Athletic on a season-long loan last summer. Gallagher impressed during his time at The Valley, scoring six goals in 26 appearances.
The 20-year-old’s performances in the early stages of his loan saw him win the Championship Young Player of the Month award. After winning the honour, the Addicks boss sung Gallagher’s praises.
He said: “To come here having not played senior football before and to do what he has done and embrace the league – because it is a tough league – he has had a great start.”
“He is an all-round midfielder. His work-rate is unreal, he puts his foot in for tackles and he can also see a pass.”
However, Charlton could not keep hold of him come January as he joined Swansea City on loan until the end of the season. He registered six assists with the Swans as Steve Cooper’s side reached the Championship play-off semi-finals.
As a result of his excellent debut season in the Championship, the 2018/19 Chelsea Academy Player of the Year is now earning the chance to make a step up to the top-flight.
What Was Said?
Speaking to the club website about the move, Gallagher said: “There was a lot of interest from the Premier League, which is where I wanted to play this season, but this is where I want to be.
“West Brom stood out to me because of the way they played last season. I played against them two or three times and I liked how they approached the game.
“I felt that it would suit me and it would be best for my development. I felt it could help me become the player I want to be and I’m pleased to get this agreement sorted.”
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