'He needs it': Some Chelsea fans urge 20-year-old to sign for PL side who reportedly want him

Several Chelsea fans on social media are keen for Billy Gilmour to chase up the apparent interest from Norwich City.

According to The Athletic, Norwich are eager to sign the 20-year-old ahead of the next Premier League campaign.

Following their promotion as Championship victors, Daniel Farke is eager to bolster his squad with more top division quality.

Gilmour hardly kicked a ball for Chelsea last season, but still earned a Champions League winners’ medal and a place in Scotland’s European Championship squad.

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However, he will be desperate to get as many minutes as his talents deserve.

That is why some Blues fans feel a move to Norwich could be highly beneficial for the midfielder’s career.

Here is how they reacted on Twitter:

Norwich’s need

Farke’s side have already been hit by the sale of star man Emiliano Buendia, although they recently signed Milot Rashica from Werder Bremen as his replacement.

The Canaries could also lose Olivier Skipp, who spent the previous term on loan from Tottenham Hotspur.

Both Buendia and Skipp were vital to the club’s return to the pinnacle of English football, hence their need for reinforcements.

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Get Gilmour while he’s hot

In Gilmour, they would be getting a player of real quality and confidence.

His age is completely deceiving when he comes up against opponents far senior to himself.

Scotland missed his presence in their final Euro 2020 group game defeat to Croatia last night.

He has always impressed whenever pulling on a Chelsea jersey, even though those moments have been limited.

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Thomas Tuchel’s pecking order in midfield remains N’Golo Kante, Jorginho, Mateo Kovacic and then Gilmour.

A stint away from Stamford Bridge may just be the best move for the Scotsman’s progress.     

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Nathaniel is a football journalist who graduated from the University of Derby. He has worked at Burton Albion as part of their media team for two years. Nathaniel produces regular articles for the club’s official website and match-day programme. He covered the 2018 U20 Women’s World Cup in Brittany and has reported from grounds ranging from non-league up to the Premier League.