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Rangers: Pete O’Rourke makes claim on Scotland international

A big claim has emerged on Rangers and a player that they could potentially bring to Ibrox in the coming months…

What’s the talk

Transfer insider Pete O’Rourke has tipped the Gers to go back in for one of their former academy starlets in the upcoming window.

He has claimed that Billy Gilmour is a player who can make a big impact at Ibrox, a few years after he left Glasgow to move down south.

O’Rourke told GIVEMESPORT: “He would be a massive signing for Rangers. Obviously, Gilmour came through the ranks at Rangers before being lured away to the Premier League by Chelsea as well.

“He is a really talented player. Obviously, he’s gone to Norwich this season and it’s been a bit of a mixed season for him because he’s been in and out of the team. But, I think, on his day he has proved that, for Scotland, he’s a top, top player.”

Forget Aaron Ramsey

Forget current Juventus loanee Aaron Ramsey, Gio van Bronckhorst must target a swoop for Gilmour instead to bolster his midfield options heading into next season.

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The Scotland international has spent a difficult campaign on loan with Norwich in the Premier League, with the Canaries recently seeing their relegation from the English top-flight confirmed.

He has found the physicality of regular first-team football a challenge, losing more than half of his individual duels for the Yellows this term, whilst making just 0.8 interceptions and 1.8 tackles per game as a combative midfielder.

This suggests that Gilmour still has some growing to do on the physical side of his game, but he has shown great promise on the ball. He has completed 83% of his passes for Norwich and created 1.1 chances per game across 21 appearances for the club, demonstrating his ability in possession.

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Gio van Bronckhorst coaching on the touchline for Rangers

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Former Manchester United captain Roy Keane previously dubbed him “world-class”, and the 20-year-old could be that for Rangers, as he has certainly stepped up on the world stage for his country. 

Across seven World Cup qualifiers for Scotland, Gilmour has averaged a sublime SofaScore rating of 7.13. He has created 1.1 chances per game and won 53% of his duels for his nation, consistently delivering quality displays in the middle of the park.

Forget about re-signing Ramsey, who has struggled badly with injuries, and instead get excited about the potential capture of Gilmour from Chelsea. This is a deal that Van Bronckhorst must pursue in the coming months, as the 20-year-old can be a superb addition to the squad at Ibrox, given his performances for Scotland and the promising signs within his Premier League outings.

AND in other news, GvB can now axe Rangers “shambles” by signing £1.8m-rated gem with “huge potential”…

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