Scotland midfielder Kenny McLean has urged Billy Gilmour to leave Chelsea for a loan move at Norwich City next season.

The 20-year-old midfielder stole headlines in the Euro 2020 group stages with a Man of the Match display against England on his competitive Scotland debut. But with minutes at Chelsea – where Gilmour has featured 24 times since 2019 – set to be limited, the Stamford Bridge club will look set to send him out on loan this season.

Chelsea may send the Scotland star to Norwich.

Chelsea may send the Scotland star to Norwich. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

McLean’s Norwich City have been suggested as one destination and the midfielder wants his fellow countryman to join him at Carrow Road (SM) “I wouldn’t mind seeing Billy at Norwich. We had Oliver Skipp on loan from Spurs last season and he was outstanding for us. Billy would fit into our style of play, the way we try to build from the back.

“That suits him perfectly and getting a full season in the Premier League would benefit him. I’m sure he could stay at Chelsea and get minutes. But if he comes to us for a season in a good team playing in the way he wants – it’s a no-brainer.

 

“I don’t know where it’s at but I’ll speak to him at some stage. I definitely think it would suit both parties if it happens.”

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