In 2017, Rangers sold academy player Billy Gilmour to Chelsea for a reported fee of £500k [ITV].
It was by all accounts a reluctant sale by the club, as despite the midfielder being just 15 at the time, it was already clear he was destined for big things.
Since the arrival of Frank Lampard at Stamford Bridge, his rise to prominence has only been accelerated.
The new manager is placing faith in youth, as could be seen by his team selection at Manchester United on Sunday. Mason Mount and Tammy Abraham both started the game, with the likes of Olivier Giroud left on the bench.
Former Rangers prospect Gilmour could make Super Cup appearance
Now, it looks as if Gilmour, who featured during the Premier League club’s pre-season, is set for a big first-team call-up.
Chelsea take on Liverpool this evening [Wednesday] in the UEFA Super Cup, as last season’s Champions League and Europa League winners go head-to-head.
There’s some serious silverware at stake, but there’s a relaxation of some rules for the tie, with both clubs able to name 23-man squads (12 substitutes).
Chelsea have travelled with 24 players, with Football London reporting that Gilmour was included ahead of French international Tiemoue Bakayoko.
— Oliver Harbord (@ojharbord) August 13, 2019
One player in the travelling party won’t be able to take a place on the bench, but the ex-Gers youngster will hope he’s done enough to make the cut. It’s been suggested that N’golo Kante could miss out through injury, although he took part in training on Tuesday.