Conor Gallagher has emerged as a prime target for Newcastle United – and Wolves must rival the Magpies for the midfielder.
According to The Sun, Eddie Howe’s side are going to step up their efforts to sign the youngster from Chelsea.
In Chelsea’s two Premier League games so far, Gallagher has seen just six minutes of game time and it’s very possible he could depart Stamford Bridge once again in search of regular minutes.
Last season he went to Crystal Palace and was one of the best performing youngsters in the entire Premier League.
He regularly wowed for the Eagles with his incredible engine and tenacity. And he chipped in with eight goals and five assists to boot.
Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel has admitted that every player has a price (via talkSPORT), suggesting the Blues could be open to doing business.
It makes sense that Chelsea would want to cash in on Gallagher for the right price given how big they are spending this summer.
They have already splashed over £160 million, and the club surely need to be offsetting some of that outlay with some player sales.
If there is truly no chance of Wolves signing Matheus Nunes, who is thought to be the club’s number one target, then Gallagher would not be a bad alternative.
The star would just be ideal for Bruno Lage, who has always placed big emphasis on pressing and intensity.
Gallagher is an extremely tenacious player, capable of going from box-to-box.
He is the right profile of player for Wolves in that he can play as a number eight. He is still only 22 years old, and has huge potential resale value.
Wolves should be in for Conor Gallagher if Nunes pursuit fails
It has been reported today that Wolves will make a final proposal for Nunes.
If it fails, then Wolves should be looking at four-cap England international Gallagher along with Newcastle.
He is perfect for Lage who has tried to instill a relentless pressing game at Wolves from the get-go. When he was on loan at Charlton, Lee Bowyer said of Gallagher (via BBC Sport): “He is an all-round midfielder. His work-rate is unreal, he puts his foot in for tackles and he can also see a pass.
Patrick Vieira also compared him to former Premier League greats Ray Parlour and Frank Lampard (via Daily Mail).
He’ll be expensive no doubt (perhaps Wolves could see about a potential loan deal?). But in Gallagher, Wolves could find a cracking box-to-box midfielder with a tremendous attitude and massive potential.