Football.London have claimed that Chelsea kid Billy Gilmour is set for a loan move away from Stamford Bridge this transfer window.
The Blues have a habit of loaning out young talent and the latest report claims that former Rangers youngster and Scotland youth international Billy Gilmour is about to join a long list of Stamford Bridge players to be loaned out in recent years.
Would a move to the SPFL be nothing but a pipe dream for clubs in Scotland?
Gilmour moving from Chelsea to the SPFL kind of makes sense
Chelsea would likely pay a good portion of his wages, so money is unlikely to be a factor. What the Blues will be more interested in is the best place for their young star to develop.
The SPFL could be a great place for that to happen. A Scotsman himself, perhaps a move to more familiar surroundings would help Gilmour get the ball rolling quicker at senior level.
Who would he go to though? Hearts’ midfield is jam-packed just now, so that doesn’t seem a viable option. Hibs could be a good option though, as they only really have Scott Allan, Stephen Mallan and Vykintas Slivka as viable first-team outlets.
Kilmarnock need a bit of a young spark in the middle and Gilmour could do the trick. He has excellent dribbling ability and is quite tidy when it comes to passing the ball too.
Is an SPFL move for Gilmour out of the question? I wouldn’t say so, it’ll be a case of who can give Chelsea the most assurance that Gilmour will play every week, if they do want to loan him out.
There’s no doubt that if he became available, Scottish sides would be after the Scotland youth international.