Everton are looking to the transfer window to improve their squad this summer following a turbulent season in the Premier League, and Frank Lampard could reignite with one of his former players by bringing him back to Goodison Park.
According to journalist Paul Brown, the Toffees manager is looking to sign Chelsea youngster Billy Gilmour this summer.
When asked about Gilmour and Conor Gallagher by GIVEMESPORT, the Daily Star reporter replied: “I know Everton have looked at both players. I think they’ve got very little chance of getting Conor Gallagher because Gallagher knows he’ll get a chance at Chelsea.”
Not only has Lampard been the saviour in Everton’s relegation battle this season, but his connections in the Premier League as a legendary Chelsea player and former manager at Stamford Bridge should also put the Toffees in good stead to make some decent signings this summer to improve their squad.
Gilmour was given his top-flight debut by the former Chelsea boss in August 2019 and has gone from strength to strength ever since; and despite Norwich City’s relegation to the Championship this year, the youngster has shown glimpses of his talent whilst on a season-long loan at Carrow Road.
The 20-year-old made one key pass, 1.7 tackles, 1.2 clearances and 61.9 touches per game, delivering one assist and creating one big chance, whilst completing the majority of his dribbles (68%) in 24 Premier League appearances this term.
Gilmour will return to Chelsea this summer, but there is no reason why he won’t be offered out for another opportunity to prove himself next season after a campaign of struggle with Norwich, and Lampard’s Everton could offer a golden opportunity for the player to prove to Thomas Tuchel that he can be part of the long-term picture at Stamford Bridge.
With that in mind, the Toffees should do everything they can to sign the youngster this summer. It would not only be a good financial decision to bring in a loan player, Gilmour will surely be eager to impress, and he could work with a manager who has in-depth knowledge of his strengths and capabilities.