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Crystal Palace have confirmed the signing of Conor Gallagher on loan from Chelsea.

The midfielder joins as part of Patrick Vieira’s  desire to rebuild at Selhurst Park, which has already seen Joachim Andersen and Marc Guehi taken to the club.

Gallagher spent last season with West Brom, where he made 30 Premier League appearances.

Despite some impressive displays, alongside goals against Sheffield United and Palace, the 21-year-old couldn’t help West Brom to avoid relegation.

Speaking about his loan move, Gallagher told the club’s official website: “I’m buzzing to be here. I can’t wait to get started, I’m happy to get the deal over the line.

“I spoke to the manager, I liked what he said, I liked how he wants to play, how he wants me to play and how he wants the team to play. I feel like I can learn from him and the players around me.”

Chairman Steve Parish added: “I am delighted Conor has chosen to come to Crystal Palace on a season-long loan after some impressive performances in the Premier League last season.

“We very much look forward to him joining the squad as we continue to build towards the new season.”

Reports earlier this week stated that Gallagher chose to join Palace over Leeds United due to three main reasons.

They were: A greater chance of first-team football, the option to stay in London and the opportunity to work with Vieira.

read also Crystal Palace sign Danish international Andersen

Gallagher has apparently impressed Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel in pre-season training, but the German couldn’t offer him regular game time.


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