Norwich City and Scotland midfielder Kenny McLean says Chelsea talent Billy Gilmour will be great for the new English Premier League side – even if he might take his place.

Gilmour grabbed headlines at Euro 2020 after winning Man of the Match on his competitive Scotland debut against England. The young midfielder now joins Scotland teammates Grant Hanley and McLean at English Championship winners Norwich City on loan from Chelsea for the 2021/22 season to build up senior experience.

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Kenny McLean is delighted to see Gilmour swap Chelsea for Norwich City.  (Photo by Patrick Elmont – UEFA/UEFA via Getty Images)

McLean said (BBC): “During the finals I’d message the manager before the games, to try and stay in his good books because I know Billy Gilmour’s taken my number and my place!

“But what a signing he is for us. We showed interest in him before the England game and I’m sure the club were panicking because there would’ve been plenty more interest in him because he was excellent in that game. He’s chosen to come to us and I think he’ll fit in perfectly. We try and play, which will suit him.

 

“I’ll probably be learning off him but hopefully I can help him with his progression. Our manager worked with the Chelsea manager so I think he knows that he’s going to be coached right and he can bring his game on at us. Hopefully we’re good for him and he’s good for us.”

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