There’s rumour of a transfer away from Chelsea afoot- but Billy Gilmour’s teammates have made it perfectly clear how they feel about Scotland’s brightest talent.
The teenage midfielder has been a revelation since breaking into the Chelsea first-team in the 2019/20 season, catching the eye of many in 11 senior appearances last term. An injury was to cut his progress short.
He suffered a torn meniscus at the end of last season, Gilmour only returning to action last month, first for Scotland U21s and Chelsea youth sides, then the senior team.
Reports have emerged though that Chelsea manager Frank Lampard may let him leave on loan in the January transfer window. Italian side Napoli and Rangers were two of the potential suitors.
But players at Stamford Bridge have asserted their position on the matter (Telegraph). They have been left ‘blown away’ by Gilmour in training and this could have a transfer impact.
It could be enough to sway Lampard into keeping the youngster at Stamford Bridge. But Gilmour’s desire to make the Scotland squad for Euro 2020 next summer has also been noted.
Speaking most recently after the Champions League game with Krasnodar, Lampard indicated no business may happen: “He’s going to be a Chelsea player so it’s just about making sure the pathway is right for him.
“He made that pathway right last season and then got injured at the wrong time but playing like he did today, he’s got a lot to offer us.”
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