Conor Gallagher is seriously considering his Chelsea future amidst strong interest from Tottenham.
He has featured in all five Premier League games for the club under Mauricio Pochettino this season, and even captained the side at the weekend against Bournemouth.
Despite that, he is increasingly getting the feeling that he is only getting game time due to the club’s injury list, and, once the absentees return, he will find himself on the bench again.
And if that happens, then he is prepared to leave, with Tottenham amongst those who have promised him regular first-team football.
Since the Todd Boehly consortium took over the club, Gallagher has seen a number of fellow academy graduates leave by the Stamford Bridge exit, including Mason Mount, Rubel Loftus-Cheek, and Calum Hudson-Odoi, and the England international, who still entertains hopes of making Gareth Southgate’s squad for the Euros next summer, does not want the same thing to happen to him.
If he leaves the club, it wants to be on his terms and choosing.
Andy is an exiled English football fan living in Cyprus. He loves all sports but football is his abiding passion, and he still has dreams every now and then about scoring the winning goal in a Wembley Cup Final, even though his playing days are long gone. He follows most major leagues, across Europe at least, and has a favoured team in each. When he’s not watching, listening, reading or downloading podcasts about football, he spend his time worrying about his beloved Arsenal.