Celtic captain Callum McGregor is blown away by the ability of Scotland teammate and Chelsea loanee Billy Gilmour.

The duo are both away on international duty right now with Scotland, starting together in the same midfield against Denmark last week.

McGregor, 28, is an experienced player that captains Scottish giants Celtic and he’s massively impressed by the youngster’s quality:

“He is obviously technically very, very good. He sees the pictures, he sees them early… Everything he does is so simple, but it looks great. And that’s the sign of a good midfielder; he can make difficult things look easy,” McGregor said

Gilmour is now part of the senior international scene with Scotland and seems like an integral cog moving forward.

The 20-year-old central midfielder is a rising talent with immense quality, but Chelsea decided to send him out on loan this season to continue his development. 

He’s joined Premier League rivals Norwich City, who appear likely to be in a relegation scrap.

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Billy Gilmour can return to Chelsea next year a man

There is so much quality in the centre of the park within Thomas Tuchel’s Chelsea squad right now, so sending Gilmour on loan was a no-brainer. He’s getting the chance to play regularly in the Premier League for the first time in his career.

The deep-lying midfielder barely put a foot wrong when playing in the Chelsea XI last season, but a lack of minutes was clearly stalling his progress.

Over the next year he’ll be playing regularly for Norwich and Scotland, which is why next summer he stands a better chance of forcing his way into contention at Stamford Bridge.

There is understandably a lot of excitement about the player he can become. He’s one of the loanees that Blues supporters should be keeping a very close eye on during the course of the 2021/22 season.

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