By Craig Scott

28th Jul, 2021 | 2:10pm

Trevor Sinclair raves about 'excellent' Conor Gallagher amid Leeds United approach

Trevor Sinclair has been raving about Conor Gallagher’s performances on loan at West Brom last season with Leeds United reportedly eyeing a loan move for the Chelsea midfielder.

According to football.london, Leeds are in talks to sign the 21-year-old with The Athletic’s Phil Hay reporting that the England Under-21 international is the central midfielder Victor Orta wants at Elland Road next season.

When talkSPORT journalist Alex Crook starting talking about Gallagher in a clip on the talkSPORT Twitter account, Sinclair said he was “excellent” on loan at West Brom last season before saying: “He showed really good maturity last year in a struggling West Brom side.

“But he had good performances, a lot of self-belief, works hard, got good mobility around him and I was impressed with his performances last season.”

Natalie Sawyer then added that Gallagher “often drove West Brom”.

Perfect for Leeds

We’ve seen that there are a lot of Leeds fans who are not keen on the idea of signing Gallagher on a straight loan deal.

Chelsea do not seem open to letting the English midfielder leave on a permanent basis and who can blame them after how well he played for West Brom last season?

Although the Baggies were relegated, they did have a few stand-out performers and Gallagher was one of them.

Without him in the midfield, it would be fair to say the Midlands club would have been relegated far sooner than they were and he was arguably the best outfield player they had prior to Sam Allardyce’s arrival and Matheus Pereira’s surge in form after the New Year.

Gallagher is someone who plays at 110 per cent in every match he plays.

Only John McGinn [12] was booked more than Gallagher in the Premier League last season [11], which just goes to show how the midfielder constantly harries opponents and refuses to give the a moment of rest on the ball.

If we get him for one season to add some strength in depth to our midfield options then that isn’t a bad deal.

However, we would like to see a central midfielder join the club on a permanent basis, especially if Stuart Dallas is going to be used as a back-up right-back or left-back and if Matheus Klich’s form doesn’t improve.

In other Leeds United news, Paul Robinson predicts this player could quit Leeds for over £8million after a major update by Phil Hay.