Chelsea did so well to sign Eden Hazard when there was so much competition for his signature. He started his Chelsea career beautifully and, after a subsequent plateau, you feel that Jose Mourinho has been the perfect catalyst for him to progress in the way that he has this season.
Chelsea tend to buy players in their twenties if they want them for immediate first team action but they make make an exception for young Luke Shaw this summer. Another youngster who has reportedly come to the attention of Chelsea is also from the amazing Southampton production line. The Metro has reported that Southampton’s Sam Gallagher is also tickling their fancy.
Chelsea are working on a deal to sign the next big talent from Southampton’s highly-rated academy system – teenage striker Sam Gallagher.
The 18-year-old, who is still largely unknown, has been slowly dipped into the Saints first-team this season, but he set tongues wagging with his first Premier League goal against Norwich at the weekend.
He’s only played 10 league games for Southampton and 12 in all, scoring twice. So Chelsea wouldn’t be buying experience but huge potential.
With Daniel Sturridge inexplicably slipping through Chelsea’s fingers the club may once more look to add some English youth to their ranks. The quandary for a player like Gallagher is whether would take the bait of an extremely exciting move to Chelsea, without any guarantee of first team football, or continue to make progress for Southampton with more opportunities for top level minutes.
Chelsea fans – would you prefer to be signing young English players or high profile foreign talent?
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