Premier League high-flyers West Ham are reportedly eyeing a potential swoop for Chelsea’s Billy Gilmour on loan this month.
According to the Mirror, West Ham manager David Moyes wants to know if the Blues will consider allowing the 19-year-old to leave Stamford Bridge.
The report explains the Hammers are curious as to whether or not new Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel has the teenager in his plans or if he’ll let him depart on loan during the remainder of the January transfer window.
West Ham, who are fourth-placed in the Premier League table, are an in-form team putting together a serious European bid this season and they are currently the highest placed London-based team in the division.
Gilmour is a highly-rated central midfielder that has impressed during his 17 senior appearances for the club, but during the opening months of this season he watched from the stands with a knee injury.
It’s unclear on what Tuchel has planned for the Scottish youngster, but Todofichajes (quoted by the Mirror) has suggested he could plan to loan him out.
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Gilmour is a rising talent that is a real favourite with Chelsea supporters and someone that ex-manager Frank Lampard previously called “fantastic”.
He is a ball-playing central midfielder that is extremely comfortable in possession, full of high energy and a great passer.
There is real competition in the squad for places, particularly in midfield, but Gilmour is someone that could inject something extra to the Chelsea side during the second half of this season.