Swansea City have announced the loan signing of Conor Gallagher from Chelsea on a deal until the end of the season, subject to international clearance.
The 19-year-old makes the switch to the Liberty Stadium for the remainder of the 2019-20 campaign, after spending the first half of the season at Charlton Athletic.
Gallagher links up once again with former England Under-17 manager Steve Cooper, who led the side to triumph in the U17 World Cup in 2017.
New Swansea teammates Rhian Brewster and Marc Guehi were also a part of that winning squad.
The 19-year-old impressed during the first half of the season with Charlton, in what is his first experience of senior men’s football.
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Gallagher scored six times in 26 appearances for the Addicks, before being recalled by Chelsea on Tuesday.
Since then, Swansea have led the chase for the midfielder, and have now got their man. He is the club’s third signing of the January window.
Suited to central midfield, Gallagher is a box-to-box player, capable of making powerful forward runs, scoring crucial goals, as well as breaking up the play in the middle of the park.
This move was inevitable as soon as Swansea emerged as favourites to land the 19-year-old on loan from Chelsea.
The club give many opportunities to young players and are in with a chance of promotion this season, which made the move attractive to the West London side.
Another factor into the move, discussed by journalist Richard Cawley, is that unlike Charlton, Swansea were willing to pay a loan fee for the 19-year-old as well as cover some of his wages.