Speaking exclusively to Football FanCast, ex-Rangers defender Michael Ball believes Billy Gilmour made the right decision choosing Norwich City over a return to Scotland.
According to the Daily Record, Steven Gerrard was keen on bringing the former Rangers youth product back to the club after Chelsea made him available for loan.
However, in the end, 20-year-old Gilmour opted to remain in England and the Premier League by joining Daniel Farke’s side.
For Ball, it would have been great if Gilmour had returned to the club. However, the retired full-back understands the midfielder’s thinking.
“I can understand the decision going to Norwich,” Ball said. “Rangers, it would have been sort of more on the romantic side.
“Going to Norwich, better for his career, but it would have been great for him to go back to Rangers. For him to win a Championship title at Rangers would have been a dream come true for Billy.”
When you look at Gilmour’s passing ability, of course, he is a player who would have brought a lot to Rangers’ midfield.
The £43,000-a-week Scotland international seemed to have a lot of Premier League admirers, though, with Newcastle United another team who were said to be interested, so trying to lure him back to his homeland was always going to be a hard task.