Newcastle could get a new Nolan in Conor Gallagher
Posted On July 21, 2021
Newcastle United may sign Chelsea midfielder Kevin Nolan amid an exciting transfer update.
What’s the story?
And according to recent reports from journalist Alan Nixon, the Magpies have set their sights on the 21-year-old, as the midfielder spent the previous season on loan with Premier League side West Brom.
Should Newcastle sign Gallagher on loan?
Now, Scott Wilson of The Northern Echo said Steve Bruce’s team had discussed the possibility of loaning Gallagher this summer, and that the Newcastle chief was understood to be hoping to push a deal.
New Nolan in Newcastle
In his time with the Magpies, Nolan was best remembered for helping bring the club back to the Premier League, and also that fine hat-trick against arch-rivals Sunderland when they crushed them 5-1 in October 2010.
In total, he managed to score an impressive 30 goals in 91 games for Tyneside, including 17 in the 2009/10 season when they returned to the top flight as the Englishman celebrated a freer role.
Nolan’s box-breaking ability and overall dynamism is exactly what they would get from Gallagher.
During his time at Swansea, Sky Sports analyst Keith Andrews praised Gallagher’s “amazing” energy, even comparing him to Chelsea and England legend Frank Lampard, who is arguably the best the Premier League has seen in terms of running in the box.
He said: “But the only thing he has is a great engine, like Lee Boyer or Frank Lampard – it’s amazing, the similarity between these two in their younger years in particular. But to me, he’s a classic No 8 player; The ugly side of the game, but you have to get it off the leash and let it progress.”
Despite not getting many chances at Stamford Bridge, Gallagher was widely praised during his loan spells, with former Charlton boss Lee Boyer describing the £13.5m midfielder as a ‘gem’ who was ‘impossible to replace’. .
If the Magpies can seal a deal with the 21-year-old, Newcastle could look to the player to take over from Nolan’s mantle.
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