Report: Title winners express loan interest in Chelsea player who Tuchel called ‘very smart’


Rangers are reportedly one of the clubs that are interested in signing Chelsea talent Billy Gilmour on loan next season.

According to the Daily Record, Rangers boss Steven Gerrard is one of several managers to express interest in the 20-year-old’s signature.

It is understood that the Scottish title winners may have a better chance of landing his signature if they qualify for the Champions League group stages.

Meanwhile, Sky Sports claimed yesterday that Premier League club Norwich City are in talks about a possible loan deal for Gilmour, and that Chelsea are open to the idea of a temporary exit. But, there is interest from other clubs, too. 

Gilmour is a rising star that dazzled for Scotland against England at Euro 2020. In addition, he’s given some really exciting performances during his limited minutes in the Chelsea first team.

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The central midfielder is a regular member of the Blues senior squad, but competition in his area of the pitch is fierce. N’Golo Kante, Jorginho and Mateo Kovacic are currently in his way.

Current Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel previously raved about the Scotland international last season. 

“As a player, he has a lot of qualities,” Tuchel said in February, as quoted by Football London.

“He is very self-confident in our training games, is very strong on the ball, is a very strong passer, and is very smart in finding positions.”

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Gilmour loan could fast-track Chelsea talent

Gilmour never looks out of place in the Chelsea XI, so there is no doubt he’s got the ability to slot into the teams at the likes of Rangers and Norwich. 

He’s a deep-lying midfield playmaker that dictates play with his close ball control. Many view him as the successor to Jorginho. 

Rangers are a really impressive outfit now under Gerrard, who are capable of holding their own in European competitions. 

However, a Premier League loan could make more sense for the long run.

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