According to The Telegraph’s Matt Law, Everton remain interested in signing Chelsea midfielder Billy Gilmour.
As well as Law’s article, Sky Sports pundit and former Toffees player Kevin Campbell has spoken out on the potential transfer.
Campbell told Goodison News: “I think what Frank Lampard’s trying to do is obviously get somebody in that centre of the park who can dictate the tempo of a game.
“And Billy Gilmour’s done that. He’s done that for Chelsea. I’ve seen him do it at times for Norwich, and I’ve seen him do it for Scotland.
“So is it something that he might pursue? Yeah he might pursue it, that’s for sure.”
It’s fair to say that Everton have had their fair share of troubles over the most recent Premier League campaign, completing the joint-worst season in terms of points per game, so Frank Lampard will definitely looking for ways to improve his team next season.
Despite being relegated with Norwich City during his season-long loan at Carrow Road, Gilmour has been showing glimpses of his potential and talents during his time at the club.
The £28k-per=week gem who was hailed “fantastic” and a “talent” by Roy Keane, was ranked the third highest-rated player for Norwich in the Premier League last season according to SofaScore and for good reason.
Gilmour delivered one assist and created one big chance, making one key pass, 1.7 tackles, 1.2 clearances, taking 61.9 touches and winning 3.8 duels on average per game and was successful in the majority of his dribbles (68%), proving he was an effective presence in his midfield role.
The £10.8m-rated youngster would be a big upgrade on Brazilian midfielder Allan who has disappointed in his performances this season, with a fewer percentage of his total duels won, fewer touches taken and a lower number of key passes on average per game than Gilmour in the Premier League last term.
There have also been reports of Allan making a move away from Goodison Park, with the midfielder named as one of the players Everton would be willing to sell this summer.
With that being said, Farhad Moshiri must get the deal done for Gilmour to strengthen the midfield, giving Everton the best opportunity to compete in the Premier League next season, leaving the problems of last season behind them by adding quality to the squad.