Why Rangers should re-sign Billy Gilmour on loan from Chelsea
According to the Sun, ex-Rangers starlet Billy Gilmour is seeking a loan move out of Chelsea as he bids to make a breakthrough at Stamford Bridge. The 17-year-old left the Rangers academy for Chelsea in the summer of 2017 to leave everyone in shock. But he is yet to have a crack at first-team football. He is currently a part of the youth setup.
Now to plot his way into first-team football at the Bridge, the midfielder is looking for a loan move to play games regularly. It would be important for the Scot to choose the right club because this next step of development could be a game-changing one.
He is a quality player who can play in several positions across the midfield. Hence, Rangers should re-sign him on loan and let him develop under the legendary Steven Gerrard.
Rangers could make Gilmour a useful player
Perusing some of the stats from this season, the teenager has scored two goals and provided three assists in seven PL2 appearances. He also scored a hat-trick in the only game played in the UEFA Youth League. Therefore, he isn’t doing all that badly in the youth team.
Gilmour is a classy player who can play as a central midfielder, as a defensive midfielder and also as an attacking midfielder when required. Having been a part of the Rangers academy before, he can join them on loan and play a few first-team games to harness some much-needed experience.
Under the tutelage of Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard, the youngster would really profit in terms of gaining valuable knowledge. Moving to the Ibrox and possibly playing a few games for his previous club would help him in having a crack at Chelsea in the future.
The 17-year-old has to perform well at Rangers if he moves on loan. He is a terrific player with abundant qualities, hence, he can make a difference on the pitch. Rangers would profit from their academy player coming back and fighting for a spot in the first-team.
It will increase the competition within the squad, which is good when there are a lot of games to play.