In Focus: Why Rangers are desperate to keep a hold of bright light

According to the Scottish Sun, Rangers manager Pedro Caixinha is ready to hold crunch talks with burgeoning talent Billy Gilmour in an attempt to get him to stay at the club.

What’s the word?

Gilmour is one of the brightest talents in Scottish football and has previously been linked with big moves away from Ibrox, with Chelsea reportedly keen on the 15-year-old starlet.

While no deal has yet been agreed for the midfielder, top brass atop the marble staircase are thought to be worried Gilmour could be cherry-picked away from Glasgow.

Why the big deal?

Despite being only the tender age of 15, Gilmour already has quite the pedigree. Having impressed so much for Scotland at the U16 Victory Shield thanks to his poise and composure on the ball, the likes of Bayern Munich and Barcelona have been credited with an interest in the midfielder.

Chelsea are reportedly the frontrunners in the race for his signature, further signifying the reputation he has growing in him. Noted for his ability to pick out the right pass when on the ball, his technical ability in an age group so often defined by physical presence is mightily impressive.

What are Rangers doing?

Well, according to the report in question, the Light Blues are understood to have ensured the talented teen has played a huge role in first-team training. Clearly, the Gers will not be able to compete with the kind of clubs linked with Gilmour, though are thought to have offered a better chance of being blooded into the first-team.

Though Gilmour’s long-term future may lie elsewhere, Rangers seem to be doing all they can to keep him around for now.