Everton have been linked on numerous occasions to Conor Gallagher this summer, and now a new update has emerged on the club’s pursuit of the player.
According to The Daily Telegraph journalist Matt Law, Everton remain interested in signing Conor Gallagher this summer.
In Law’s latest piece for the publication, the journalist reveals that the Toffees are still interested in signing the Chelsea midfielder this summer.
Frank Lampard is no stranger to Gallagher as he worked with him during his time as Chelsea manager, so he has sound knowledge and understanding of the strengths and capabilities that the young midfielder can bring to Goodison Park.
The £50m-priced dynamo has been impressing the world of football with his performances for Crystal Palace over his season-long loan deal that has earned him the accolades of Young Player of the Year from the London Football Awards and was named Crystal Palace’s player of the year.
Gallagher scored eight goals, delivered three assists and created five big chances, making 1.1 key passes, two tackles and winning 5.9 duels on average per game, as well as being successful in completing the majority of dribbles (57%) over 34 Premier League appearances.
His manager for the season, Patrick Vieira, gave high praise to the young player hailing him “special” in an interview ahead of the FA Cup semi-final clash against Chelsea that Gallagher was unavailable to play.
“It is difficult to find in the squad a player with Conor’s type of energy.
“He is preparing himself like he is going to play and that is what makes him really special.”
If Moshiri could land a deal for the Chelsea midfielder, Lampard could have his very own Jude Bellingham on his hands, with the Borussia Dortmund star named as one of the most comparable players to Gallagher over this season according to FBRef.
Although Bellingham completed more passes (1298) and more shot-creating actions (98), Gallagher has delivered more prolifically when it comes to shooting, with five more goals from his midfield position, also taking more shots on goal (52) and possessing a better shooting accuracy (42.3%).
Gallagher’s hunger for goals could be to improve Everton’s attacking threat following a difficult relegation scrap last season where the side scored 23 fewer goals than they conceded leading to a 16th-place finish.
With that being said, Moshiri must do everything he can to seal a deal for the Chelsea youngster even on a loan deal, because if he can emulate his output at Crystal Palace with Everton next season it could put the Toffees in a much more comfortable position moving forward.