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Chelsea midfielder Conor Gallagher has been earning rave reviews while on loan with Crystal Palace.
The 21-year-old midfielder joined the Eagles on a season-long loan deal, and he has been in impressive form, which has also earned him a call up to the England national team.
Manchester United legend Rio Ferdinand has gone on to hail Gallagher for not only his performance but his attitude as well.
“Listen, I love this player. You can talk about ability, technique, and you can talk about stats. But when I speak to anyone that knows this kid, his attitude is the overriding factor which will determine where he goes to and how long he’ll be at the top,” Ferdinand said.
Chelsea loan coach Carlo Cudicini has revealed why the Blues chose Crystal Palace as Conor Gallagher’s loan destination.
“We are all extremely happy and proud of the path that Conor Gallagher is currently following, right from his first loan move to Charlton in League One to his step up to the Premier League. He’s a fantastic kid to work with; hard-working, humble, and of course extremely talented,” he told Ladbrokes.
“He’s having a fantastic season and it was a perfect move for him to go to Crystal Palace and work under a manager like Patrick Vieira.
“Also, what was important this season was finding a club who would play him in the right position; this is exactly the perfect position to highlight his qualities.
“He’s almost playing as a 10, although he’s part of a three in midfield, but his generosity and willingness to press every ball for 90 minutes has seen him sometimes drop a little deeper than we’d like, but that in itself is an exceptional quality; it’s a characteristic of is personality and we should not restrict him because he’s proving he can offer so much to his team.”