EPL: I wouldn’t be surprised – Barcley reveals player to leave Chelsea in January
Respected football Journalist, Tom Barclay believes Chelsea midfielder, Conor Gallagher could potentially move to Crystal Palace in the January transfer window.
Barclay said he would not be surprised if Gallagher leaves Chelsea for the south London outfit next year because he is an England international.
Gallagher spent last season on loan at Crystal Palace.
He made 34 Premier League appearances for Patrick Vieira’s side last season, scoring eight goals and providing three assists.
Gallagher has paid the price for lack of regular game time since returning to Chelsea from loan at Palace as he was left out of the England squad for their upcoming Nations League fixtures against Italy and Germany, while his teammates Ben Chilwell, Reece James, Mason Mount and Raheem Sterling are included.
However, while Barclay entertains the possibility of Gallagher being in new Chelsea manager Graham Potter’s plans, he has not ruled out a potential Crystal Palace move in January.
Speaking to GiveMeSport, Barclay said: “I wouldn’t be surprised that come January, we are not even talking about this as a possible transfer because he’s become a big part of Graham Potter’s plans.”
He added: “But obviously, if that doesn’t prove to be the case and he is out of the picture, then a player of that quality, particularly being an England international, if he became available, then you’d be pretty certain that Palace would be interested.”
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