‘Unreal for his age’: Jack Wilshere totally amazed by quality of 20-year-old on Chelsea’s books

Jack Wilshere has raved about the quality of Chelsea youngster Billy Gilmour, who could benefit massively from Frank Lampard potentially arriving at Norwich City.

Gilmour, 20, is an exceptional talent on Chelsea’s books that was loaned out this season.

The deep-lying midfielder joined Premier League rivals Norwich but hasn’t played a top-flight game since 18 September after falling out of favour.

However, Daniel Farke’s sacking as Norwich boss just before the international break may open the door for a fresh opportunity out on loan.

Ex-Chelsea boss Frank Lampard has been linked with the vacant managerial post at Norwich, so a potential reunion is on the cards with a player he’s worked with before in Gilmour. 

Wilshere is a big fan of the Scotland international and predicts he would thrive under Lampard:

“He (Lampard) played him at Chelsea, he loves him! He’s going to help him develop as a player” Wilshere told talkSPORT.

“I think he’s unreal for his age. He played in the Euros. He played for a big club like Chelsea in big games and he can’t get in the Norwich team…” 

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Chelsea need Gilmour playing minutes

Gilmour’s loan has been a disappointment in the opening months, however, that could be about to change.

The young central midfielder has previously shown in the Chelsea first team he can play with great personality and authority at senior level. Ex-Blues assistant Jody Morris recently admitted he wishes he played more under him.

For Gilmour, he’ll be desperate to get back in the starting line-up at Norwich to help his development. 

Most of Chelsea’s players out on loan are enjoying regular game time. For example, Conor Gallagher’s reputation is soaring due to his form at Crystal Palace. Gilmour could be about to join the party if Lampard does join Norwich, though. 

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