sport news Conor Gallagher admits new Crystal Palace boss Patrick Vieira swayed him as ...

sport news Conor Gallagher admits new Crystal Palace boss Patrick Vieira swayed him as ...
sport news Conor Gallagher admits new Crystal Palace boss Patrick Vieira swayed him as ...
Chelsea midfielder Conor Gallagher admits new Crystal Palace boss Patrick Vieira's 'really exciting' overhaul swayed him as Eagles seal season-long loan move in fifth close-season swoop Chelsea's Conor Gallagher has sealed a season-long loan move to Crystal Palace The 21-year-old admitted he was excited by new manager Patrick Vieira's rebuild Gallagher already has close friendships with Nathan Ferguson and Marc Guehi The England youth star spent last season in the Premier League with West Brom 

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Chelsea midfielder Conor Gallagher has admitted that the allure of working with new boss Patrick Vieira and his existing friendships with several stars in the Eagles' squad convinced him to move to Selhurst Park.

The 21-year-old sealed his second season-long loan move in the Premier League and described himself as 'buzzing' to join the club – even though it ensures the highly-rated England youth international will miss the first match of the season.

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After becoming Premier League legend Vieira's fifth signing since his appointment earlier this month, Gallagher told Palace's website: 'I liked what he said, I liked how he wants to play, how he wants me to play and how he wants the team to play.

Conor Gallagher has described himself as 'buzzing' after joining Crystal Palace from Chelsea

Conor Gallagher has described himself as 'buzzing' after joining Crystal Palace from Chelsea

He will not be involved on the first day of the season, when the Eagles head to Stamford Bridge

He will not be involved on the first day of the season, when the Eagles head to Stamford Bridge

'I feel like I can learn from him and the players around me. I think that's the main thing.

'I feel like [playing box to box] suits me perfectly, which is one of the reasons why I came here and is the way he wants to play as well. Hopefully that can help me show what I can do.'

Blues youth product Gallagher contributed two goals and two assists in 32 appearances for West Brom as the Baggies suffered relegation last season, having won the Football League's Young Player of the Month at Charlton and helped Swansea secure a Championship play-off spot

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