Ex-West Ham striker Teddy Sheringham has urged Conor Gallagher to leave Chelsea and join the Hammers if he isn’t going to get regular game time at Stamford Bridge.
The England international is now 23 years of age, and Sheringham believes it is important that he starts playing week in, week out for his club. He told Lord Ping:
“If I was Conor Gallagher, I would want to get the vibe from Pochettino and find out where I fit into his plans for the season ahead. I would want to know what he expected from me and if I wasn’t part of his first team, then I would definitely consider West Ham as an option.”
“I appreciate that West Ham is a step down the ladder from Chelsea – certainly the Chelsea from the last 10 or 15 years – but what a great club to go and play for. At his age, he needs to be playing regularly. He needs to play as many games as he did when he was at Palace a couple of seasons ago. The only way that Conor Gallagher will improve is by playing games. I think he would be a very good signing for West Ham.”
West Ham have already had a £40m bid knocked back for Gallagher and it remains to be seen whether they will make another attempt to secure the player’s signature.
Gallagher has been told he can leave Chelsea
The midfielder may want to take Sheringham’s advice if, as reported, he has been told to find a new club. Considering manager David Moyes is a big fan of his, having tried to sign him in the last two transfer windows, making the switch to the London Stadium would surely be the right decision for the player.
There are some obstacles in the way of a deal going ahead. Chelsea are believed to be demanding £50m for Gallagher, while Tottenham are also said to be interested, so there are still no guarantees that he will end up at the Irons.