Charlton boss disappointed with Chelsea for taking player

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Chelsea have recalled youngster Conor Gallagher from his loan spell with Charlton Athletic.

The Blues and Charlton had reached an agreement for a season-long loan deal, however Chelsea have an option to recall the 19-year-old this month.

After a successful first half loan spell that has seen the 19-year-old score six times and create three assists in 25 Championship matches this term for Charlton, the Blues have now recalled midfielder Conor Gallagher from his loan spell at Charlton and will open discussions over another move this week, with reports claiming that the young midfielder will move to Swansea.

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Meanwhile, Gallagher has established himself as one of coach Lee Bowyer’s key players at The Valley, and the Addicks boss has revealed his disappointment with the move.

“I’m disappointed,” the 43-year-old told the Addicks’ official website. “I didn’t see this coming if I’m honest which makes it harder to take. At the end of the day, though, we have to move on.

“He’s been a credit and a pleasure to work with. He’s come in and put his body on the line every single day. He’s scored us goals and helped us win games.

“For someone so young, he’s a great talent to work with and I wish him all the best for his future. He’s come in, learnt and he’s going back a better player than we received and that’s what our job is – to improve players.”

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