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‘Fantastic talent’, serious baller’: Some fans react as West Brom sign 20-year-old on loan

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‘Fantastic talent’, serious baller’: Some fans react as West Brom sign 20-year-old on loan

Slaven Bilic’s West Bromwich Albion have snapped up Conor Gallagher on a season-long loan from Chelsea.

The 20-year-old midfielder has signed a new five-year deal with his parent club, subsequently linking up with the newly-promoted Baggies for the 2020-21 campaign.

Gallagher spent the first half of last season on loan at Charlton and the second half at Swansea, earning plaudits aplenty for his performances.

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Aston Villa, Crystal Palace and Leeds United were all linked with a move for the England Under-21 international, but West Brom have triumphed in the race for his services.

“There was a lot of interest from the Premier League, which is where I wanted to play this season, but this is where I want to be,” Gallagher told the official WBA website.

“West Brom stood out to me because of the way they played last season. I played against them two or three times and I liked how they approached the game.

“I felt that it would suit me and it would be best for my development. I felt it could help me become the player I want to be and I’m pleased to get this agreement sorted.”

Here is what some Chelsea fans have made of Gallagher’s loan switch to West Brom:

 

Gallagher joins Branislav Ivanovic, David Button and Cedric Kipre as new arrivals at West Brom, who have also signed Grady Diangana, Matheus Pereira and Callum Robinson permanently.

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