A recent twist in things on deadline day, the prospect of a possible move of Conor Gallagher from Chelsea to Tottenham Hotspur hit a stumbling block, with a vast PS15 million gap in value stopping the transfer.
Based on the report of the journalist Ben Jacobs, Chelsea’s asking price for Gallagher was determined as PS50 million, whereas their North London rivals, Tottenham Hotspur valued this midfielder at PS35 million. The PS15 million gap between the two teams’ evaluations proved to be unsurmountable, which led to the deal’s failure.
Mauricio Pochettino’s Perspective
Despite the transfer being a failure the manager of Tottenham, Mauricio Pochettino, may not be disappointed by the result.
In a pre-game press conference prior to Chelsea’s match with Nottingham Forest, Pochettino expressed his desire that Gallagher will remain in the club at Stamford Bridge. This indicates that Pochettino remains interested in the skilled midfielder.
The next question is if Tottenham will try to take on Conor Gallagher in the future. The next chance may come in January when they could have a greater chance of landing his services.
Suppose Gallagher discovers that he has limited minutes of action at Chelsea during the next few months. In that case, it shouldn’t be a surprise
If he chooses to try and secure a transfer in the near future, particularly considering this summer’s European Championships scheduled for next summer.
In the end, the PS15 million valuation gap was the blockade that stopped Conor Gallagher from moving to Tottenham Hotspur on deadline day.
Although Mauricio Pochettino has expressed his desire to see Gallagher stay with the club, it is possible that he will make a possible transfer remains in the air with January being an ideal time to discuss negotiations if the midfielder’s time at Chelsea does not improve.