Former Rangers youngster Billy Gilmour has went from strength to strength since moving to Chelsea. He could be set to reap the rewards of this move with his first Premier League appearance this weekend.
The Scottish Sun have reported that Gilmour is training with the Chelsea first-team now, after impressing for the U23s. He could be a part of their 18-man squad to take on Fulham at Craven Cottage on Sunday. Since his move from Rangers last year, Gilmour has quickly climbed the ranks at Stamford Bridge.
He has also featured regularly in the Scotland U21s set-up, as his ascent up the footballing food-chain continues. It’s hard to believe at times he is still only 17.
Gilmour is perhaps the best young talent to come through the Hummel training centre in some time. He’s settled in well in London, and any hopes of a return to Ibrox in the near future have seemingly been extinguished with this latest development.
Rangers fans, and Steven Gerrard, would no doubt have the 17-year-old back in a heartbeat. Its early days yet, a loan move could still come to fruition soon. With 29 players currently out on loan, Chelsea are no strangers to farming out their young talent for vital first team experience.
This will be a massive step for Gilmour if he plays against Fulham. The midfielder recently told BBC Sport “it’s every kids dream” to become the best in the world. Gilmour may not reach that height, but a Premier League appearance would certainly be a start.
Gilmour is an eager youngster, who just wants to make the best out of his current circumstances. He seemingly has a top attitude that is allowing him to thrive south of the border. It won’t be a major surprise to anyone if Gilmour becomes a feature for Chelsea in the coming years.
If he reaches half the level he has been hyped at, he will be an amazing asset for Chelsea, and will surely feature for the Scottish national team in the coming years.
This is why supporters should continue to look out for young Gilmour’s achievements. Whilst he isn’t at Ibrox anymore, it’s always great seeing former players go on to bigger and better things.