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Everton remain interested in signing Billy Gilmour

Everton have been linked with a move for Billy Gilmour this summer, and now a new update has emerged from a reliable source on the club’s pursuit of the player.

What’s the latest?

According to The Daily Telegraph reporter Matt Law, Everton are interested in signing Billy Gilmour this summer.

In Law’s latest article for the publication, the journalist details that the Toffees are still interested in signing both Gilmour and fellow Chelsea youngster Conor Gallagher during the current transfer window.

Delph replacement

Everton have midfield outgoings in the squad this summer with Donny Van de Beek returning to Manchester United following his loan deal and Fabian Delph leaving next week due to the expiration of his contract, so Gilmour will surely be welcomed with open arms to replace the latter at Goodison Park.

Gilmour is no stranger to Frank Lampard, as the Everton boss gave the Scottish youngster his Premier League debut at Chelsea when he was managing the team at Stamford Bridge when he was just 18 years old, so Lampard will have no trouble knowing how to deploy Gilmour effectively in the team.

The £10.8m-rated gem most recently went on a season-long loan deal to Norwich City and despite the side being relegated, Gilmour gave glimpses of his talents and continued development whilst playing with the Canaries last season.

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Everton's Richarlison celebrates scoring their first goal

Firstly, where did Everton finish in the Premier League?

In the Premier League, the Scotsman delivered one assist and created one big chance, making 1.7 tackles, 1.2 clearances and winning 3.8 duels on average per game, whilst being successful in the majority of his dribble attempts (68%) and tallied up a pass accuracy of 91% in his own half over 24 appearances.

Since the 21-year-old’s debut back in 2019, the young midfielder has been the recipient of high praise, with former Liverpool captain Graeme Souness hailing the player “exceptional” during an ITV Sport pundit analysis of his performance for Scotland against England in 2019;

“He doesn’t give the ball away. He’s got that fantastic habit for a midfield player of passing the ball to the same colour shirt. He keeps the ball in tight spaces and kept Scotland ticking over.

“For a 20-year-old to come in and play in that atmosphere with very few games under his belt this year, I thought it was an exceptional performance. He was the best player on the pitch (against England).”

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Ultimately, Thelwell could secure a great signing and replacement for Delph this summer if he can seal the deal for Gilmour and the player will surely be tempted by the move to be given the opportunity to work under his former boss again.

AND in other news, Lampard could land his own Jude Bellingham in Everton swoop for “special” £50m dynamo

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