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Rangers should be eyeing a move for Billy Gilmour

With Glasgow Rangers now not facing a match until December 15, thoughts will turn to the January transfer window and who might join the Ibrox side ahead of a crucial second half of the season.

It hasn’t exactly clicked this season, with the club nine points adrift of Celtic in the Premiership title race, while becoming the worst-ever Champions League group stage team, losing all six matches.

This has resulted in the club sacking Giovanni van Bronckhorst and his successor – which looks as though will be Mick Beale – will need to strengthen.

The midfield area is a particular point of concern and simply has to be bolstered in order for the Gers to even have a slim chance of catching Celtic.

The new manager might be able to lure summer target Billy Gilmour to Ibrox, with the youngster open to a loan move in January having failed to gain much game time at Brighton and Hove Albion since his £9m move from Chelsea in the summer.

Ditch Glen Kamara

Glen Kamara has been uncharacteristically poor this season, especially in the Champions League. The Finnish midfielder has a woeful average rating of just 5.9/10 while taking only 15 touches on average per game and winning a measly 25% of his total defensive duels.

The Ibrox side had the chance to sell him for £10m in the summer and this certainly looks like a missed opportunity with every passing match he plays.

As a result, Beale – if he is the man to arrive at Ibrox – should definitely be considering a move for Gilmour, even if it’s just a loan move until the end of the season.

The 21-year-old was one of Norwich’s better performers despite their Premier League relegation last season, taking 61.9 touches on average while making one key pass per match, showing that despite his young age, his maturity levels are excellent.

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Can you guess this current Rangers star from his career record?

He has already won the Champions League and has 16 caps for Scotland, despite only turning 21 in June.

Roy Keane has also singled him out for praise, which is no mean feat, dubbing him “world-class” following an FA Cup performance against Liverpool in 2020. With that in mind, he just needs to find the right club to utilise his potential.

Rangers could be that side, and with Gilmour actually emerging through the youth ranks at Ibrox before moving to London in 2017, it could be the perfect homecoming for the midfielder, as well as representing something of a dream first signing for the new boss.

Indeed, signing Gilmour would give the new manager a perfect chance to ditch an alienated asset in Kamara, something that would be an ideal scenario.