Top Chelsea player told he’s not good enough to play for Aston Villa

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Chelsea midfielder Conor Gallagher has been named as one of the players Chelsea could sell this summer.

Aston Villa, who have already snapped up Ian Maatsen from Chelsea, are very keen on signing Gallagher.

Conor Gallagher was a mainstay in the Chelsea team last season under Mauricio Pochettino.

Surprisingly ex-Aston Villa striker Alan McInally has said Conor Gallagher is ‘not good enough’ to play for his former club, Aston Villa.

Asked whether he wanted to see Gallagher arrive at Villa Park this summer, McInally told Gambling.com: “Nope… no. I don’t think he’s good enough to play for Aston Villa.

“He’s a good player, he’s done alright, but I can’t for the life of me understand how he got in the England squad and plays in front of some other players.

“Then again, that is the choice of Gareth Southgate. He has to stand by that.

“I don’t see Conor Gallagher making Aston Villa any better and I want players to come to my football club that are exceptionally better than Conor Gallagher and that’s just the way I feel.

“He’s a good player, he’s done very well for himself but I don’t see him being an Aston Villa player.

“I don’t know how much he’s going to cost but at the same time I don’t see the fit there.”

Surprisingly, he believes Arsenal bench warmer Emile Smith Rowe is a better player than Conor Gallagher.

“I love him,” McInally said of Smith Rowe, who has three caps for England.

“He’s a really good player by the way, a really good player.

“Would he get in the first team? I think he’d be pushing wouldn’t he. Obviously Douglas Luiz has gone to Juventus now, so there is a space in there along with (Boubacar) Kamara and John McGinn.

“You can’t really count (Moussa) Diaby and (Leon) Bailey on the right-hand side so you can take them out of the midfield scenario.

“In terms of young and energetic, on the fringes of a team that were going for the championship last season, I think he’d be a fantastic signing, I genuinely do. I think he’d be a great signing.”

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