Maduake – Gallagher and Nkunku feature in Chelsea news now
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Conor Gallagher insists he “loves” CHELSEA and has expressed his desire to work for “top manager” Mauricio Pochettino.
Gallagher is one of the most talented midfielders in the Premier League and has been given a real chance to shine this season under the guidance of former boss Graham Potter.
However – there has been alot of speculation about his future at the club and whether or not he will leave – especially with all the signings that Chelsea have been making over the past few windows.
He was subject of a hefty bid from Premier League strugglers Everton on deadline day, but opted to stay in London and fight for his place, despite the rumours that he was put up for sale.
The 23-year-old has interest from both Newcastle and West Ham – but Gallagher has admitted that he has plans to stay at the Blues.
“I love Chelsea, it has been a tough season for me and the whole team so I think we will just be working hard to get us back to where we belong,” he said.
He then revealed his excitement at working under Pochettino: “He’s a top manager, everyone at Chelsea is happy he’s here and we’re looking forward to working with him,” he said.
Gallagher is a very gifted young man, there is no doubt about that. But does he have the quality to keep world class players on the bench? Can he develop into one of the best in his position?
He may want to stay and fight for his CHELSEA career – but is that the best option?
Nkunku signs –
Christopher Nkunku has revealed he is delighted that he has officially signed with CHELSEA
The PSG academy graduate moved to Leipzig in 2019 and has recorded a highly impressive 70 goals and 56 assists in 172 games across all competitions, winning Bundesliga Player of the Season in 2022 and finishing.
The former Paris Saint-Germain man becomes the first official signing of the Mauricio Pochettino era.
And after the deal was announced – The Frenchman is delighted to have joined the Blues and will no doubt form a key part of Mauricio Pochettino’s attack.
Speaking to the club’s website, he said: “I am incredibly happy to be joining Chelsea.
“A big effort was made to bring me to the club and I am looking forward to meeting my new coach and teammates and showing the Chelsea supporters what I can do on the pitch.
“Having played in Ligue 1 and the Bundesliga, I now want to play in the Premier League, one of the strongest leagues in the world. I am very excited for this challenge and will be proud to wear the Chelsea shirt.”
Nkunku is a Blue! 🔵 pic.twitter.com/NASfDOG0Xg
— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) June 20, 2023
CHELSEA made sure that they were the club that signed Nkunku back in January – they will be hoping that he is worth the hassle.
He has proven himself to be a very good player over in the Bundesliga – but he will need to adapt to the Premier League quickly in order to be a success.
This is a good first signing of the season for Chelsea – but they need to carry on and add a few more stars to the side
Maduake decision –
Noni Madueke has been speaking about why he decided to join CHELSEA in January this year.
The Englishman swapped PSV for west London but struggled for game time until the last couple of matches of the season – where he impressed despite tye many poor performances on the pitch.
But despite his early struggles – Maduake has admitted that he is convinced he has made the right decision.
Speaking about the move, he said: “The project here was something I was very aware of and was something I thought was good.
“Chelsea has never really been a project club, just a winning club, but nowadays, you can’t just win without a plan.
“Gone are the days when the big clubs just used to dominate all the time.
“It’s different, you need to strategise, and I feel like that’s what the owners and the staff and the technical staff are doing.”
And Maduake – who worked under Mauricio Pochettino at Tottenham – recently revealed that he is looking forward to working under the Argentine boss – Madueke: ‘I think he is a good manager.