Chelsea midfielder Billy Gilmour is set for an interesting summer ahead, with the 19-year-old’s short-term future at Stamford Bridge remaining unclear.
The youngster has made 12 appearances in all competitions for the Chelsea first-team this term, whilst under the management of Thomas Tuchel.
That lack of consistent minutes reportedly means that the Blues are willing to send him out on loan ahead of the 2021/22 campaign, according to The Athletic.
It wouldn’t come as a surprise to see the Scotsman have a considerable amount of offers on the table in the summer if that was to be the case.
One team that could potentially look at signing him on a temporary basis is Norwich City, with the Canaries recently winning promotion back into the top-flight under the watchful eye of Daniel Farke.
Spurs loanee Oliver Skipp is set to return to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in the near future, and will leave a sizeable void that will need filling in the coming months.
Speaking in an interview with This is Futbol, former Norwich City defender Jon Newsome claimed that Gilmour would be a ‘fantastic signing’ for the Canaries, as they look to plan ahead for life back in the Premier League.
“What a fantastic signing he would be, and I think it’s good for Billy Gilmour. He needs to get out and play games; he needs football out on the grass.
“Is he going to break into the side at the moment? I can’t really see it happening. So, yes, he needs to get out and what better place to go than Norwich City?”
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I have to agree with Newsome here.
Gilmour has shown glimpses of his quality with the Chelsea first-team, but it seems unlikely that he’ll be getting regular game time in senior football with the Blues.
Therefore, it wouldn’t come as much of a surprise to see him heading for the Stamford Bridge exit door on a temporary basis in the summer transfer window.
A move to Norwich City could work for all parties involved as well, as the Canaries are likely to be in the market for a midfielder ahead of the 2021/22 campaign.
With Oliver Skipp set to return to Spurs, Gilmour could prove to be the ideal signing for Daniel Farke’s side, as he’ll be hungry to make a name for himself in the Premier League in the near future.