Conor Gallagher has joined Crystal Palace on loan for the 2021/22 season, it has been confirmed.
The 21-year-old makes the short trip across London to complete a season-long loan switch to the Eagles.
Gallagher joins Patrick Vieira's side for the upcoming season, joining former Blue Marc Guehi in the Palace squad.
Palace beat off stiff competition from Leeds United and Newcastle United to land Gallagher, who will wear the number - shirt.
Chelsea allowed the midfielder to leave to gain regular Premier League minutes, with Thomas Tuchel 'impressed' by the 21-year-old during pre-season.
However, with so much competition in his area, it is important that Gallagher goes and plays as much football as possible before returning to Stamford Bridge upon the expiry of the loan deal.
What has been said?
Gallagher said: "I’m buzzing to be here. I can’t wait to get started, I’m happy to get the deal over the line.
"I spoke to the manager, I liked what he said, I liked how he wants to play, how he wants me to play and how he wants the team to play. I feel like I can learn from him and the players around me."
Crystal Palace Chairman Steve Parish said: "I am delighted Conor has chosen to come to Crystal Palace on a season-long loan after some impressive performances in the Premier League last season. We very much look forward to him joining the squad as we continue to build towards the new season."