Youngster extends stay until 2022, joins Addicks for the season

It was confirmed earlier today that Chelsea academy graduate Conor Gallagher has signed a brand new, long-term contract that keeps him at the club until 2022.

And with the young English midfielder extending his stay at his boyhood club for another three years, Gallagher has also moved across London by joining EFL Championship side Charlton Athletic on loan for the 2019-20 season.

The 19-year-old, who was named as Chelsea’s ‘Academy Player of the Year’ last season, embarks on his first full season as a professional footballer, becoming Lee Bowyer’s eighth summer signing for Charlton.

Gallagher has enjoyed an impressive last twelve months – being the standout player for the youth and development squads, picking up his award at the end of season award ceremony and featuring in the first pre-season game of the first-team’s pre-season campaign against Bohemians, as well as being an unused substitute in Chelsea’s 4-1 victory over Arsenal in the UEFA Europa League Final.

After winning multiple FA Youth Cups, the Under-18 Premier League title and the 2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup alongside fellow Chelsea prospects Marc Guehi, George McEachran and Callum Hudson-Odoi, Gallagher now begins his footballing journey at the senior level with The Addicks.

Good luck Conor.

Terry Sazio

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