CRYSTAL PALACE boss Patrick Vieira has refused to rule out a switch transfer for Conor Gallagher.
The 22-year-old impressed at West Brom on mortgage final season earlier than Chelsea despatched him to Selhurst Park final summer time for additional expertise.
Nonetheless, the midfielder has discovered one other degree with the Eagles and has continued to flourish.
Gallagher has produced eight objectives and three assists this time period in his 34 Premier League appearances.
And his performances had been rewarded by England supervisor Gareth Southgate, who handed him a global debut.
He is because of return to Chelsea for pre-season coaching with Thomas Tuchel eager to have a better have a look at the ace earlier than deciding whether or not to incorporate him in his first-team plans.
However rumours have additionally been mounting that he might be heading again to Palace on mortgage.
Vieira insists that he would like to hold Gallagher longer, and although he’s uncertain over what is going to occur subsequent, he refused to rule out having him subsequent time period.
The Frenchman mentioned: “Conor has been improbable for us.
“He felt like he’s at dwelling the way in which he has been performing for us. He understands the way in which that we need to play the sport, and he brings his vitality and his willpower.
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“We all know that he has to return to Chelsea. Then, what is going to occur? We do not know.
“However what’s necessary is that he got here for a 12 months, and he labored laborious and labored nicely, and he gave one thing to the staff and the soccer membership. It was a win-win.
“He was actually proud of us. He performed very well, which allowed him to go to England.
“He is completely satisfied, so we’re completely satisfied.”
When requested beforehand about it, Vieira had mentioned: “In fact we’re and I’m actually happy with the 12 months we spent collectively.
“He is been actually good to us and we must want him good luck if he goes again to Chelsea. If there’s a chance to carry him again, we will certainly speak about it.”