Reported £10m Rangers-linked Premier League star open to loan move
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Reported £10m Rangers-linked Premier League star open to loan move

Perennially Rangers-linked Scotland international Billy Gilmour claims he’s “open” to a January loan move after struggling to breakthrough in the first-team at Brighton.

The 21-year-old ex-Chelsea star joined the Seagulls from the Stamford Bridge club in the summer, signing on a reported £10m deal after initially breaking through in the Premier League with the Blues.

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But since joining the club in the summer Brighton have since changed managers with Graham Potter heading to Chelsea and Italian boss Roberto de Zerbi coming into the AMEX.

Whilst the ex-Sassuolo and Shakhtar coach insists he rates Billy Gilmour, the former Rangers Academy kid has only featured four times in the Premier League this season, amassing the sum total of 13 minutes.

Rangers-linked Billy Gilmour “open” to Brighton loan exit

As a result a report in the Sun is claiming that the player is “open” to a loan move in January, even to continental Europe.

They are claiming that Billy Gilmour only moved to Brighton because he fit into the vision of Graham Potter with this different from that of the club’s new Italian coach.

Claiming that the kid is also willing to move away from the Premier League, that might be music to the ears of Rangers with the club’s stagnant midfield in dire need of investment.

Rangers have infamously failed to spend over £2.5m on a midfielder since the singing of Maurice Edu in 2008 and whilst Billy Gilmour might only be a loan move, it’s a £10m player coming into the club.

Not only that, but Gilmour is a Rangers fan and would bring some much-needed poise, elegance and quality to the middle of the park.

With the club looking to recruit a new manager as things current stand, perhaps the next Rangers boss’ first signing should be the talented Scotland youngster in a potential match made in blue heaven.

Meanwhile, one Rangers star has been giving an update after a “tough couple of months” at Ibrox.