Conor Gallagher had a superb breakout season in the Championship last season, shining at Charlton before being upgraded to Swansea in January.
This year he stepped up to the Premier League and has looked great at West Brom – but Chelsea won’t be repeating their trick of trying for a January upgrade.
He will stay at West Brom for the rest of the campaign despite their struggles, now that it’s clear new manager Sam Allardyce can count on him.
Liam Twomey of the Athletic confirmed this news – or rather non-news – today on Twitter:
I’m told Conor Gallagher is expected to stay at West Brom for the rest of the season. He’s often stood out in a struggling team and, just as importantly from Chelsea’s perspective, the change from Slaven Bilic to Sam Allardyce hasn’t negatively impacted his minutes #CFC #WBA
— Liam Twomey (@liam_twomey) January 13, 2021
It does seem to add up. While it’s tempting to try and get Conor into a better team – Brighton or West Ham for example – he seems to be onto a good thing in the Midlands and is playing every week.
Let’s not let perfect be the enemy of good here – he’s going to come out of this season a better player, and that’s what matters.