Everton have been reportedly interested in a move for Conor Gallagher this summer, and a new update has now emerged as Frank Lampard sets out to bolster his squad at Goodison Park ahead of next season.
Popular West Ham United insider ExWHUemployee went on The Transfer Show podcast to give an insight on Everton’s pursuit of the Chelsea youngster.
The insider revealed (via This is Futbol): “You’ve got Conor Gallagher, who I really like; he had a great spell at Crystal Palace on loan this year, scored against West Ham, played very well against us, pretty much dominated the game against us.
“He looks like someone that Lampard’s interested in.”
It was claimed earlier this month that Thomas Tuchel was planning to give Gallagher a more consistent role in the Chelsea team next season, although Everton supporters will now be buzzing because it seems that the Toffees manager is refusing to give up on his chances of signing his former Stamford Bridge prodigy.
Lampard worked with the 22-year-old at Chelsea and the young midfielder is a huge admirer of his former boss, excelling as an attacking-minded midfielder just like the Everton manager during his playing career.
Gallagher claimed in an interview (via talkSPORT): “Frank Lampard is someone I have always looked up to, being a Chelsea fan, it was incredible watching him.”
Everton signing the Chelsea gem could have a great impact on his development if he makes the move to Goodison Park to work with Lampard, who has ample experience on how to execute the perfect midfield performance, something he achieved on countless occasions at Chelsea in his playing days.
The Merseyside club have had their midfield depth weakened as Donny van de Beek returns to Manchester United after his six month loan spell and Fabian Delph has been released after his contract expired this month, so there is definitely room for Gallagher to comfortably earn a lot of game-time.
If Farhad Moshiri could negotiate a loan deal for the 22-year-old, it would be a great piece of business for Everton, who are currently having to watch their spending amid Financial Fair Play concerns.