Transfer insider Pete O’Rourke has hinted at the possibility of a former Rangers player returning to Glasgow to booster the Gers’ squad for the 2022/23 campaign.
The player in question is Scotland international Billy Gilmour.
He told GIVEMESPORT: “I think a move to Rangers might be something that will be on his mind.
“I think he’s a boyhood Rangers fan as well, so if Rangers were able to pull off that deal, it would give them a huge boost going into next season.”
This claim will surely leave the Gers coach feeling excited for multiple reasons.
Firstly, Gilmour thinking about a switch to Ibrox and being a supporter of the club suggests that they have a realistic chance of landing him this summer.
His love for the Glasgow giants could give them the edge ahead of any other teams competing for his signature, with the prospect of playing at senior level for his boyhood club potentially being too hard to turn down.
Therefore, van Bronckhorst will be delighted as it shows that he would be getting a player who is desperate to do well for Rangers, rather than someone who has no connection to Ibrox and is only there to collect a wage at the end of the month.
The Dutch head coach will also be excited because of the quality Gilmour can bring to his team. If Ross Wilson is able to bring the youngster to the club then he will be an excellent addition to the side as he has shown great promise at such a young age.
He has caught the eye for Scotland at international level since making his debut for his country. In seven World Cup qualifiers, he has averaged an excellent SofaScore rating of 7.13 as he has shown that he can perform consistently to a high level on the world stage.
Gilmour also showcased his potential in the Champions League for Chelsea last season as he averaged a score of 6.95 across his two appearances in the competition. The Blues went on to lift the trophy and he can say that he played a part, however small, in helping them do it.
These statistics highlight the potential the 20-year-old has and why van Bronckhorst will be buzzing with the prospect of working with him at Rangers next season.