According to talkSPORT journalist Alex Crook, Frank Lampard is “keen” on making a move for Chelsea midfielder Gallagher this summer.
Speaking to GIVEMESPORT, Crook claimed:
“I think Frank Lampard is looking for Premier League experience. He definitely wants a midfielder in. I think he’s keen on Conor Gallagher if Chelsea are willing to send him out on loan again.”
If the Toffees boss can secure a loan deal for Gallagher it would be a major coup for Everton who are reportedly looking to tighten their spending whilst recruiting for their team this summer, and securing a season-long loan deal would be a great piece of business.
Lampard is no stranger to the former Crystal Palace loanee as he worked with him at Chelsea when he was the manager at Stamford Bridge and the youngster has been compared to the Chelsea legend on numerous occasions.
Patrick Vieira claimed: “I would say he has maybe the quality finishing of a Frank Lampard.”
The £50m machine who was dubbed as “Kante with goals” by Tony Cascarino has had an impressive season on loan at Selhurst Park, with SofaScore ranking him as the top-rated player in the Crystal Palace squad for his Premier League performances.
Gallagher scored eight goals, delivered three assists and created five big chances while making 1.1 key passes. From a defensive point of view, he made two tackles and won 5.9 duels on average per game, as well as successfully completing the majority of his dribbles over 34 league appearances in Vieira’s side.
Lampard’s experience and relationship with the 22-year-old will surely allow the manager to comfortably develop Gallagher further next season, something that Chelsea may view as a tempting reason to let him go back on loan again to gain further consistent game time and Premier League experience.
Ultimately, if Everton are given the opportunity to take Gallagher on loan this summer it is one they cannot afford to pass up, especially if he can emulate the instant impact he made at Crystal Palace, he could be highly valuable on Merseyside next season.