West Ham United remain interested in Chelsea star Conor Gallagher and could move for the 22-year-old during the final days of the window.
What’s the word?
As per the report, the Hammers face competition from a seemingly “desperate” Crystal Palace side, who had the midfielder on-loan the season prior.
But, should the player become available, Jones tips the bit-part Chelsea player to make a move to the London Stadium.
Speaking to GIVEMESPORT, Jones said: “If at the very last minute Gallagher was available, I think West Ham would be very happy to do it. He’s definitely been someone on their radar, so we’ll have to watch out for that one in the final days.”
A major update for a special talent
Jones’ latest admission surrounding West Ham’s interest in Gallagher bodes entirely well for Moyes and co.
In the 22-year-old, we are talking about a “special talent” who is capable as both a goalscorer and a creator, respectively, having managed 33 goals over the course of his career thus far, along with 31 assists.
Amidst the Hammers’ need for another certified central midfield option, Gallagher is a player who could come into the London Stadium and immediately strengthen the engine room in the presence of former Chelsea youth, Declan Rice.
The partnership between Rice and Tomas Soucek is solid, but has lacked inspiration over the last campaign or so.
His well-roundedness in both parts of the game and his personality as a player would make him a key part of Moyes’ midfield and would ultimately give him the best chance of making England’s World Cup squad later this year, with minutes at Chelsea not guaranteed even in an injury crisis.