Tottenham Hotspur have put them in a fantastic position to not only secure a top-four finish but they could also provide a strong challenge for the Premier League title if they can maintain the form in the second half of the season.
Apart from signing a central defender, Spurs also need a quality central midfielder, and they must do everything to sign Conor Gallagher from Chelsea.
According to a report from The Athletic, Chelsea are willing to listen to offers for Gallagher who is also being targeted by Manchester United.
Gallagher has been a pivotal member of Mauricio Pochettino’s squad this season, emerging as one of the best midfielders in the Premier League this season despite Chelsea’s horrible form.
Despite expressing his desire to remain at his boyhood club, Chelsea are open to offers for the England International with United and Spurs indicating Interest in the player.
Gallagher’s contract is set to expire in 2025 and talks over an extension have stalled in recent months. With Chelsea eyeing reinforcements this winter, they need to make sales to be in line with Financial Fair Play regulations and reports suggest The Blues are willing to accept offers in the region of £50m.
Tottenham have expressed long-term interest in Gallagher and they see him as an ideal replacement for the potentially departing Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg.
On the other hand, The Red Devils are dealing with a lack of midfield depth and could benefit from the 23-year-old’s combative midfield qualities especially considering underwhelming performances from players like Sofyan Amrabat and Casemiro this season.
With the possible departure of Yves Bissouma and Pape Matar Sarr to the African Cup Of Nations in January, a large void would be left to fill in Tottenham’s midfield. If this season’s performances are anything to go by, then Gallagher would be a perfect fit for Ange Postecoglou’s side as his doggedness in midfield battles could be a vital asset for Tottenham in their push for the top four.
Gallagher’s addition could enhance midfield energy and defensive cover. The Chelsea midfielder, with a proven track record in the Premier League, is deemed suitable for both United and Spurs.
Chelsea are purportedly aiming to generate funds for their signings, motivating the approval of Gallagher’s departure.
The speculated £50m asking price might be a justifiable investment if the 23-year-old makes a significant impact at his new club. While reports suggest Gallagher desires to stay at Stamford Bridge, his priority is securing regular first-team action, raising questions about his future amid Chelsea’s decision to potentially cash in on him.
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