Previously, British media reported that Gallagher could join Spurs in the next winter transfer window even though the midfielder is often ranked as the main starter in the Premier League by coach Mauricio Pochettino.
Sources from Daily Mail said that the Stamford Bridge team has no intention of renewing the contract with the 23-year-old star and will sell him to solve the problem with Financial Fairness Law (FFP).
Knowing this information, expert Sutton did not hesitate to criticize the decision of the Blues’ board of directors and said that letting Gallagher leave would greatly affect the club’s future ambitions.
“It’s hard to believe that Chelsea is preparing to sell its best player to Tottenham in January”, Sutton said on The Mirror. “I remember about 20 years ago, things weren’t like this. At that time, Tottenham was the team that often sold key players to Chelsea, now everything has changed, Chelsea sold the club captain to their rival in the same city.
“Where is Chelsea’s ambition when selling Gallagher? What rank do they want? What’s going on?”, Sutton added.
Since taking over the reins of Chelsea from former president Roman Abramovich, the duo Todd Boehly and Behdad Eghbali have received a lot of criticism for their confusing transfer decisions. Especially when both have spent more than 1 billion pounds over the past year but have not helped the club progress.
Chelsea’s decision to sell Gallagher is causing fierce opposition from this team’s fan community because coach Pochettino previously affirmed that the 2000-born midfielder is very important in the West London club’s style of play.
“He is the player the club needs right now,” Pochettino said. “He brings traditional Chelsea values. You can see how hard he plays, he always wants to give everything for the team. Everyone at Chelsea loves Gallagher.”
Viet Tung | 09:48 January 2, 2024