Tuchel’s perfect plan for Broja and Gallagher

Conor Gallagher of England and Chelsea (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)
Conor Gallagher of England and Chelsea (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images) /

Awaiting the rather imposing domino of Romelu Lukaku to fall has been draining for Chelsea fans. It is very likely the Belgian striker will eventually, temporarily depart the club. Loan negotiations with Inter Milan are said to be succeeding. Resolving the Lukaku conundrum is the key to this most crucial of CFC transfer windows. A partial squad rebuild, especially following integral exits, will get underway when the attacker also leaves. A fresh ownership group is in place, fronted by American businessman and successful baseball owner Todd Boehly. Apparently the latter is handling talks between outfits over switches, probably because two major Blues figures are to step down.

Chels’ transfer guru and Roman Abramovich stalwart Marina Granovskaia will go, along with chairman Bruce Buck after 20 years at Stamford Bridge. Boehly shall become the contemporary chair. According to a report Pride of London linked above, the new proprietor intends to afford manager Thomas Tuchel more influence over transfers. This, in my opinion, is essential for any side: the gaffer’s important targets must be passed on to, and agreed upon, by the recruitment department. How can Tuchel or any boss assemble an elite, winning XI unless they have a say in who exactly is recruited and which positions are deficient?

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Thomas Tuchel’s perfect plan for Armando Broja and Conor Gallagher at Chelsea

With regard to existing personnel, the German’s view must also be absolute, within reason. Though selling because of debt feels an unlikely scenario. With unconditional power over the current players, Tuchel has more of a chance of appraising up-and-comers from youth and the development team. Proven Premier League loanees are inevitably at the top of that pile.

Many supporters are wondering what will happen to Armando Broja and Conor Gallagher over this summer. While the window is open a very large bid may arise, which Chelsea would always consider for almost any player.

Tuchel’s desire – outlined here, personally – is to witness the pair in training, as well as to use them over the course of preseason friendlies. Ahead of the 2022/23 EPL campaign beginning, the man in charge will evaluate the duo and offer his verdict to the powers that be on Fulham Road.

Now, let’s be completely honest and candid here – Broja and Gallagher have both respectively earned the chance to feature for Chels’. Of course that opinion is subjective. Yet the main rationale is universally understandable: the Albanian and Englishman showed that they can perform highly in the best domestic division on the planet.

At times during the last campaign the two individuals were lighting up the English top-flight. Although, proving yourself at Southampton or Crystal Palace is one thing – consistently showcasing one’s skill set and securing a starting role at Chelsea is another prospect entirely.

I believe Broja should be kept at the Bridge, irrespective of the Lukaku eventuality. The former can supply what a prospectively expensive signing such as Richarlison of Everton would bring on the left of attack or centrally. And the Albania international could possibly be more consistent when doing so. Leading the line for the Blues would perhaps be a stretch at first, but who knows.

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Meanwhile Gallagher is another fairly unique and particularly promising EPL prospect. There is a chance the midfielder will fit like a glove, as well as the possibility of not quite making the grade. The initial expectation is my prediction; the ex-Palace loan man could be the No.8 the side are looking for to balance alongside Mateo Kovacic. Should neither candidate prosper next season, the club merely introduce plan B and sell to the abundance of apparent admirers.