Opinion: Premier League midfielder a perfect match for Tottenham

Tottenham Hotspur could be in the race to sign Chelsea midfielder Conor Gallagher in the summer transfer window provided his contract situation doesn’t improve at Chelsea – something the North London club should certainly pursue. 

For the past few transfer windows, Gallagher has been linked with a move away from the club. During the January transfer window, Spurs were consistently linked with the box-to-box-midfielder, but no transfer materialised.

Gallagher will soon enter the final 12 months of his £60k-per-week deal at Chelsea. He has been outstanding for the Blues, and Mauricio Pochettino loves him. He is performing at an optimum level for Chelsea in an otherwise mediocre season, but his future at Stamford Bridge is unclear.

According to a report from The Telegraph, if the contract situation is not resolved, Tottenham could make a move for him in the summer. Gallagher’s transfer value will drop considerably as his contract runs down, which should mean Tottenham can afford to sign him, especially if they secure Champions League football this season. 

Spurs must make a move and tempt him to join Ange Postecoglou’s men. He has proved himself to be a quality Premier League midfielder and he can still improve a lot under a top-class manager. 

Moreover, Postecoglou has the ability to to get the best out of him. Spurs play an attacking brand of football and the Australian coach would surely love to have someone who brings energy and quality in midfield. He is a typical box-to-box midfielder, who brings a lot more to the game than just scoring goals and providing assists, and could be ideal in Tottenham’s system. 

Logic says that Chelsea should offer him a new deal, but recent transfer dealings at Stamford Bridge have defied logic most of the time. His next contract at the club will be driven by the need to feel wanted, and that the financial aspect is secondary. 

Gallagher has been at Chelsea since he was eight years old. It means a lot for him to represent his boyhood club; he plays with pride and passion and gives everything on the pitch.

However, it looks like Chelsea could sell him in the summer, and Spurs could capitalise to bring in a player with real quality that could help the club excel both domestically and on the continent.