Patrick Vieira has found his Conor Gallagher replacement for Crystal Palace

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There’s no doubt whatsoever that Conor Gallagher has been one of the loan signings of the season.

Patrick Vieira clearly spotted something in the youngster that he believed he could work with at Crystal Palace, and that decision has certainly paid dividends.

He’s been so good, however, that Chelsea will be recalling him at the end of the season and, most likely, looking to integrate him into the Blues first-team squad.

Thomas Tuchel is known to be a fan of the player, and he’s certainly developed in South London.

Chelsea’s gain will be Palace’s pain, however, and it leaves Vieira looking for Gallagher’s replacement.

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Although there’s still four months until the opening of the summer transfer window, it seems that the Frenchman already knows who he’d like to fill the void once Gallagher departs.

According to The Sun, Rangers star, Joe Aribo, is being targeted in a £10m switch.

Crystal Palace manager Patrick Vieira

By the summer, Aribo will only have a year left on his current deal with the Scottish giants, and should Vieira come forward with an offer, Rangers should be looking to take advantage.

Though Aribo has experience in England, it was at a lower level with Charlton.

With respect, it’s a big step up for the 25-year-old to make, though Vieira’s mind appears set on the player.

If he comes anywhere close to the success that Gallagher has enjoyed at Selhurst Park, he’ll quickly become a fan favourite too.

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  1. Sadly, Conor will go with a lot of broken hearts. C’est la vie. The best to him but life must go on. —- Patrick has the right idea. The energy from the Irishman has been contagious. He has helped the attitude of the team and charged them with a winning attitude. I hope that the future brings him fulfillment.

  2. We can be so proud how far Palace have come over the 10+ Years. Much of that is down to Chairman Steve Parish & Co.
    Now we look like a Premiership Team, no longer a Yo~Yo Club of Old we are a stable Premiership Outfit. Roy Hodgson steadied the Ship for several years, now we have a new Captain at the Helm in Patrick Viera. Exciting Times becon and a very good come run on the Cards, hopefully we will get to Wembley on Patrick’s first Season….!

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