Kris Commons has made a bold Rangers transfer claim regarding a move they should make in the next window.
The former Scotland international has urged the club to pick up the phone and enquire about a potential deal to sign Billy Gilmour, who they targeted in the summer, from Chelsea in January.
Commons has claimed that the 20-year-old could be a great replacement for Steven Davis, with his loan spell at Norwich currently under scrutiny due to his last league start coming on 18 September.
“Some people might think it would be a backward step to return to his old club. But Rangers are a different animal now compared to when Gilmour left in 2017.
“I’m a big fan of Steven Davis and he’s been brilliant for Rangers. But I would have Gilmour ahead of him all day.”
Ross Wilson could land a dream Rangers midfield by bringing Gilmour back to the club. As Commons said, he could replace Davis and start in midfield alongside Joe Aribo and Glen Kamara.
Whilst Kamara provides the metronomic passing and ability to keep the play ticking over, Aribo and Gilmour could be the sources of the real action. They could form a fantastic partnership as the Chelsea man has the energy, work-rate and tenacity to buzz around the pitch and put out fires, winning the ball back and retaining possession, whilst the former Charlton wizard can use his ability to create chances going forward.
Aribo has scored two goals and created 1.9 chances per game in the Premiership for Rangers this season, averaging an excellent SofaScore rating of 7.04. Gilmour, meanwhile, has managed 3.6 tackles and interceptions per game for Norwich in the Premier League, winning 59% of his duels and completing 87% of his passes.
Upon being linked with him last year, Gers boss Steven Gerrard made his feelings on Gilmour clear as he said: “I think he’s pretty settled at Chelsea. Fabulous little player but there’s been no contact.”
This suggests that Gerrard would love to have the Scotland international at Ibrox. Should there be an opportunity to bring him in if Chelsea cut short his loan deal with Norwich, Wilson must then pounce and allow Rangers to use him and Aribo as an exciting pairing in midfield. The mixture of defensive ballast and energy along with creativity and drive could be an exciting one for fans to watch.
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