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Alan Shearer has backed Conor Gallagher to force his way into Thomas Tuchel’s thoughts this summer.
The 21-year-old, who currently spends his loan spell at West Brom, has impressed former Newcastle man. The latter thinks Gallagher has all chances to creep into Tuhcel’s thoughts once he returns to Stamford Bridge.
“The next player under our microscope is Conor Gallager,” Shearer told the Premier League’s official YouTube channel.
“This young man has caught the eye with a number of performances for struggling West Brom.
“An exciting midfield prospect, Gallagher is West Brom’s leading ball winner, and he even has a decent cross on him. He whipped in a wicked ball for [Mbaye] Diagne against Man United also getting an assist for [Kyle] Bartley as the Baggies got a win against Brighton.
“The lad’s also got quality and confidence going forward.
“I think the young man is having a positive season at West Brom, but if he can do that week in week out is another matter, but he will certainly give Thomas Tuchel a headache in the summer.”