Chelsea have been the big story of this January transfer window so far. While the focus has been on big incomings, Fabrizio Romano is reporting that Conor Gallagher could be on his way out 0f the club.
According to Romano, Everton have submitted a bid totalling £45 million for the midfielder, 40 million would be paid upfront with the rest coming as add-ons. Per his report, there are other clubs interested in the midfielder.
Everton Submit £45 Million Bid for Conor Gallagher
EXCL: Everton have submitted a bid to sign Conor Gallagher from Chelsea. It’s £40m proposal plus £5m add ons. 🚨🔵 #EFC
Chelsea will make a decision soon as there are also other clubs interested in Gallagher — and player has to decide his future too. pic.twitter.com/xZeuGqaR01
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) January 30, 2023
Despite not being able to consistently break into the starting eleven at Stamford Bridge, there is reportedly a lot of interest in the services of the 22-year-old. While he has featured 25 times already this season, many have come off the bench as he has failed to unseat Jorginho or Mateo Kovacic.
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With the pre-injury form of Denis Zakaria and Carney Chukwuemeka impressing recently, the Englishman may never solidify a spot on the team sheet.
Flashes of Brilliance
Gallagher has had flashes of greatness throughout his stint in the Premier League. Earlier this season he scored a late winner against Crystal Palace from outside the box. In years past, he has impressed while on loan at West Bromwich Albion and the aforementioned Palace. Despite the obvious potential, he has yet to show it consistently enough to make a dent in the Blues’ rotation.
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A move to Goodison Park could be what unlocks the full potential of the former Crystal Palace Player of the Year winner. For a rumoured fee of £45 million, he will need to hit the ground running to justify such a price tag, especially as Everton aims to replace the energy of Anthony Gordon.