Thomas Tuchel has insisted Conor Gallagher has a role to play at Chelsea next season amid interest from several clubs.
Gallagher is currently on loan at Crystal Palace, where he impressed enough to be called up to Gareth Southgate’s England side. His performances have attracted the interest of Premier League clubs, but Tuchel believes he could be part of Chelsea’s squad next season.
“I think Connor could be part of our team and he could play a role with us, but I’m not the only one deciding,” Tuchel said, who reported Chelsea official website.
“We need to talk after the season with everyone and we want to see what Connor wants. We need to know what the situation is, what role we are doing for him and what he can fight for because you need something to fight for,” Tuchel added.
Gallagher may not think he has a chance to start regularly at Chelsea, so a move away from the club could be in his best interest. Although Tuchel claims to have a role to play in the squad next season, that doesn’t necessarily mean he’ll start every week.
The 22-year-old has started 27 league games this season and is undoubtedly putting in the best of his career so far. Crystal Palace will likely want to permanently sign their young talent, but with the interest of top clubs across Europe, they may find it difficult to secure his signature.