“Conor has been fantastic to us,” Crystal Palace head coach Patrick Vieira said when asked about Conor Gallagher.
“He felt like he is at home the way he has been performing for us. He understands the way that we want to play the game, and he brings his energy and his determination.
“Hopefully, he will finish with a win [v Man United on Sunday].
“We know that he has to go back to Chelsea. Then, what will happen? We don’t know.
“But what is important is that he came for a year, and he worked hard and worked well, and he gave something to the team and the football club – it was a win-win.
“He was really happy with us – he played really well, which allowed him to go to England [national team]. He’s happy, so we are happy.”
Gallagher made a huge leap forward this season, breaking into the national team due to his excellent displays with Crystal Palace.
A lot has been said about the Eagles wanting to buy him but Chelsea have given no indication they are ready to sell the midfielder.