As he continues his soaring development at Chelsea, Billy Gilmour has set his sights sky-high.

Many Rangers fans will have a keen eye on the youngster’s development for years to come. Gilmour was a part of the Rangers youth academy, but opted to join Chelsea back in 2017.

Since then, his rise has been meteoric. Since leaving Glasgow, Gilmour has consistently impressed for the under-18s at Chelsea. Scoring in his first three matches, the young Scotsman certainly made an impression.

Billy Gilmour has been making big waves with Chelsea’s under-18s (Kieran Galvin/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

In recent months, the attacking midfielder has also signed his first professional contract with the club.

Gilmour now sees himself as having the potential to be one of the world’s best. Speaking to the media today, the young starlet said the following:

I think every kid’s dream should be that (be the best in the world). If someone is better than me, I want to be better than them. I’ve always had a winning mentality and I hate losing, so when I see someone doing better, I need to match them. I just enjoy football

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Gilmour is the brightest spark to come out of the Hummell Training Centre in quite some time. The Chelsea kid has made incredible waves since leaving for London, and appears to be settling in nicely. Whilst Rangers have Glenn Middleton on the books, he didn’t come through the Gers’ academy.

Rangers fans would no doubt like to see Gilmour back at the club one day. Given how often Chelsea farm out players on loan, it wouldn’t be surprising to see a potential loan deal happen in the future.

That’s why supporters should continue to keep tabs on Gilmour’s development. He is an exceptionally talented kid who has the ability to be one of Scotland’s greatest prospects.

Gilmour came through Rangers’ youth system (Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Whether he can reach the heights many believe he will is up for debate. Gilmour strikes you as a player simply eager to make the most out of his opportunity. His attitude is first-class, and it wouldn’t be overly-surprising to actually see him prosper at Chelsea in years to come.

Rangers should be keeping a watchful eye on the youngster regardless. If and when he’s built up physically enough, the club should jump in and see what he can offer on a loan deal.

These kind of offers have worked for Scottish clubs in the past. Celtic signed Patrick Roberts for two years, and have done a similar thing with Daniel Arzani this season.

Rangers could do with trying the same for Gilmour in the future.

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