Chelsea looking to offer 22-year-old midfielder a new contract

Chelsea looking to offer Conor Gallagher a new deal

Conor Gallagher could renew his deal at Stamford Bridge as Chelsea are expected to extend the midfielder’s contract.

According to the the Sun (via Football.London), Chelsea will likely extend Conor Gallagher’s contract and even raise his salary.

The Stamford Bridge player, 22, makes £50,000 a week and might see a boost in pay as the club looks to offer him a new contract. He made the decision to remain at the club despite a late bid from Everton for the young player.

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The outstanding loan at Crystal Palace, where he played in 39 games across all competitions and registered eight goals and five assists, saw the England international return to Chelsea this summer.

Returning to Stamford Bridge hasn’t been the same, though, as Gallagher barely made an appearance under Thomas Tuchel while Graham Potter’s arrival resulted in him playing 21 games across all competitions.

His impact hasn’t been much from the centre of the park, as the 22-year-old has merely been a difference-maker for Chelsea. It’s a telling point that he has played only 973 minutes of football this season.

Furthermore, extending contracts doesn’t seem like a wise idea unless it’s just one or two years of renewal. It hardly makes sense to just extend a player’s contract, who has not had a measurable influence during the matches.

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Additionally, the midfielder’s contract expires in 2025, giving Chelsea plenty of time to decide whether to extend it. (Transfermarkt). Otherwise, if Potter believes Gallagher can still succeed and has a plan for him in the foreseeable future, such an extension is reasonable.

One case that can be made for such a renewal is that we can then extend our control over his future and quote a big price if a team is interested in him. Enzo Fernandez’s arrival shows that the Blues’ midfield will be filled with competition, especially with Carney Chukwuemeka and Cesare Casadei also eager to make an impression.

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Regardless of whether this is in the club’s best interest, we simply hope that Gallagher soon finds his footing and contributes in the middle of the park. We can use his services – at least in the next few months or even seasons – now that Jorginho isn’t here and N’Golo Kante seems to be on a decline and in the twilight of his career at Chelsea.

He could be a big part of the young team the Blues are building. It’s now up to him if he takes his chances or not in the coming years.