'Fantastic' Chelsea player is being linked with absolutely perfect loan move - TCC View
Chelsea youngster Billy Gilmour should hear transfer rumours linking him to Everton and want to join the Merseyside club.
Gilmour had a difficult season-long loan spell at Norwich City last season, so it’s no great surprise that he could be loaned out once again by the Blues.
It’s been reported by the Daily Mail that Everton are monitoring the 21-year-old midfielder. Apparently, the Toffees may be open to taking him on loan for the new season, with the Premier League beginning next week.
The report adds that the youngster is likely to leave Stamford Bridge once again this summer on a temporary basis.
Billy Gilmour should join Everton
Despite the fact there’s still nothing absolutely concrete, Gilmour should be very hopeful that this deal can come to fruition.
The main problem with his Norwich loan is that he fell out of favour and ultimately didn’t get enough minutes in a side that were relegated from the Premier League. However, the adversity that he faced is going to be a brilliant learning curve for his development.
There’s no way people should forget how talented the Scotland international actually is, too.
A chance to redeem himself and get back on track with a different Premier League side could be a real blessing. Everton looks like potentially the perfect next home, too.
The technical central midfielder would be joining a squad of players at Everton that definitely needs reinforcements in the middle of the park, which is why they’re reportedly targeting to sign two new midfielders, including Paris Saint-Germain’s Idrissa Gueye.
Frank Lampard factor
The biggest tick in the box about Gilmour moving to Everton would have to be the presence of their manager Frank Lampard.
Chelsea legend Lampard, who previously coached Gilmour when he was Blues boss, knows all about the youngster’s game and potential.
In fact, he described him as “fantastic” during a glowing assessment of him a couple of years ago.
With Lampard appearing to go down the route of a 3-4-3 system, there’s every chance Gilmour could get the chance to compete for a position very similar to the Chelsea formation.
He’s just needs the experience to gain confidence and game awareness, which could make the young talent quite special further down the line when you combine that with his individual qualities.