The rise and rise of Billy Gilmour could be set to soar higher with reported interest from Spain in the Chelsea and Scotland talent.
A report from over in Spain has claimed that La Liga pair Barcelona and Real Madrid are tracking the 18-year-old (El Desmarque). Manchester City are another side who are seemingly keen on him.
Gilmour fully broke into mainstream football headlines this week with a Man of the Match display during Chelsea’s 2-0 FA Cup win over Liverpool.
Gilmour interest originates from Chelsea youth days
It is said in the Spanish report that the European giants have tracked Scotland’s exciting prospect during his development at Stamford Bridge. Gilmour was a shining light in the Chelsea Under-18s side that reached last season’s UEFA Youth League.
That form has transcended into a senior run, with a pair of Premier League appearances coming his way plus starts in domestic cups against the likes of Manchester United and Liverpool.
At international level Gilmour has made 12 appearances for the U21s, scoring once. With a rise to prominence though and Scotland’s all-important Euro 2020 play-offs coming at the end of this month, senior national team manager Steve Clarke could be tempted to hand the Chelsea youngster a huge vote of confidence.
His senior career has just begun but already Gilmour is attracting the big names to his services, it seems.