Rangers have been linked with a loan move for Billy Gilmour ahead of the summer and he could be the ideal man to replace Glen Kamara in Steven Gerrard’s side at Ibrox next season.
According to Football Insider, there is expected to be interest from Rangers in the Chelsea midfielder this summer, with a loan move likely to be on the cards for the 20-year-old after he was on the fringes of Thomas Tuchel’s squad for the majority of last season.
Gilmour came through the academy at Rangers and left for Chelsea when he was just 15-years-old and has subsequently established himself in the first-team at both Chelsea and Scotland.
The youngster was handed his first start for Scotland in their 0-0 draw against England at the Euros recently and was superb throughout, winning the man-of-the-match award for his performance.
Scotland captain Andy Robertson was full of praise for him after the game, saying:
“Nothing fazes him, and that’s why I believe he can get as many caps as he wants for Scotland. He’s got a huge future ahead of him but the here and now is pretty good as well.
“Today, having Callum McGregor as well, both of them in the holding role were magnificent.”
He looked comfortable in possession throughout the game and was rarely troubled by the pressure of England’s midfielders, which suggests that he could perform a similar role to Kamara in Gerrard’s side next season, should the Finland international depart Ibrox amid the serious interest being shown in him by a number of Premier League sides.
It would be a huge loss to lose the former Dundee man this summer, as very few players in Gerrard’s midfield possess his assuredness and quality on the ball, so Gilmour could be the ideal alternative in a deal which would surely benefit both Chelsea and Rangers this summer, so sporting director Ross Wilson should definitely be looking to bring him in.