The winter transfer market appears to be taking shape, and this time the focus is on the Saudi Pro League, where El Ettifaq has expressed his interest in Chelsea’s Conor Gallagher.
According to Football Transfers, El Ettifaq has contacted Conor Gallagher to outline his plans for the January window. This move is led by the Saudi team’s coach, Steven Gerrard, who is also a former Liverpool star and is eager to bring Gallagher into his ranks, even though the player is in no rush to leave Chelsea.
The Saudi Pro League goes for another Chelsea star: Conor Gallagher
The Saudi Pro League has emerged as a threat to European leagues, including the Premier League, with its determination to attract top-level players. They have used their considerable fortune to sign talents such as Fabinho and Jordan Henderson from Liverpool, which has shaken the foundations of the Premier League.
However, not all European clubs have succumbed to the tempting financial offers. Teams like Arsenal have stood their ground and refused to consider offers for key players.
Ettifaq, for their part, is already looking for their next target in Conor Gallagher, with Steven Gerrard leading the initiative. Although the 23-year-old has impressed in his role in Chelsea’s midfield, he has rejected the idea of a transfer and wishes to stay at Stamford Bridge long-term.
Although Chelsea had considered a possible sale of Gallagher, the interest of Tottenham and now El Ettifaq has not altered their plans. Chelsea’s reaction to this unexpected interest could influence future agreements with the Saudi team.
Gerrard had reportedly already tried to sign Gallagher while he was at Aston Villa and remains interested in taking the young talent to the Middle East. However, Gerrard’s unorthodox approach to Gallagher’s transfer could affect future relations between the two clubs.