As we discussed earlier today, Rangers face a fight on their hands if they’re to keep talented youngster Billy Gilmour at the club.
As Goal reported, Chelsea are set to win the race for the 15 year old after interest from Man City, Man United, Arsenal and a host of European clubs.
They reckon the deal is worth around £500k to the Ibrox club, but that’s potentially a drop in the ocean of what they could receive if he realises his potential in Glasgow.
Captain of his age group for Scotland, Gilmour is so young that he’ll need to wait until his 16th birthday this summer to complete any switch away from the Gers.
He’s a massive talent, as shown in his performances for Rangers’ U20s side and for Scotland in the traditional Victory Shield competition.
After training with the first team, there were even suggestions he could become the youngest player to ever turn out for the Light Blues.
If the move to Chelsea is indeed set in stone as Goal report, then that seems unlikely to happen before the summer.
It’s fair to say that Rangers fans are not happy at all about the Chelsea interest and they took to Twitter to share their thoughts…
Billy Gilmour's parents & all involved in this deal to Chelsea. Need to unfocus on money!
Talented 15yr old's entire career/life at stake…
— Craig (@CraigWiseman88) March 28, 2017
Billy Gilmour > Chelsea > loaned 2 some league 2 club > Chelsea > loan some Czech side > Chelsea > loan English champ> Chelsea > free agent
— Colin Burns (@Cocoburns9) March 28, 2017
Billy Gilmour is daft if he goes to Chelsea, he will end up on loan like the 50 others they have on loan! And never end up getting a game.
— Richard Geddes (@gedi1873) March 28, 2017
The current circus around Billy Gilmour shows whats wrong with modern day football. A lad of 15 can't be left alone just to play football.
— Willy (@SpatestonBear2) March 28, 2017
Feel sorry for Billy Gilmour. Poorly advised & going to a club that don't care for youth in the first team. Not good for scottish football
— Andra (@AndyBozzie) March 27, 2017
Billy Gilmour to Chelsea bad for both him and Rangers. However £500k for a 15 year old with no first team experience ???? im okay with that…
— Jordo (@jordanhassan23) March 27, 2017
Not sure Chelsea is the right destination for Billy Gilmour considering their already long list of loaned out players. The next Islam Feruz?
— Rico (@ThatBoiRico) March 27, 2017
Personally think Scottish football will lose a talent if Billy Gilmour goes to Chelsea. Feruz, Wilson, Fyvie have all made similar mistakes
— Murray Coghill (@MurCog81) March 27, 2017