Former Rangers youth Billy Gilmour might’ve moved on from Ibrox to Chelsea and Stamford Bridge in 2017, but that’s done little to quiet the press conversation surrounding the player and the Gers.

Gillmour, 19, is undoubtedly the brightest product of the Ibrox Academy in a generation and he’s constantly mentioned alongside Rangers despite never playing a first-team game for the club.

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Chelsea midfielder Billy Gilmour is a product of the Rangers youth academy but he never played a first-team game for the club. (Photo by Justin Setterfield/Getty Images)

But after a promising start breaking through in the Chelsea side, could the suggestion he moves on loan in January mean that this could change in the not so distant future?

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According to reports down south, Gilmour is being advised to go out on loan in January as he struggles to break into a more competitive Chelsea side who’ve spent over £200m in the summer.

The youngster is currently carrying an injury which should keep him out until December but a source connected to the player is suggesting he goes out on loan.

“Younger lads that didn’t go on-loan will force a move. The Carabao Cup is out of the window for the next two months as the rounds have already been played,” said the source [the Athletic].



“Fikayo Tomori and Billy Gilmour should go in January.”

Where better than at the club he had his first introduction to football and to where he continues to have a unique relationship?

Gilmour would get the chance to finally pull on a Rangers shirt for real whilst playing alongside quality players vying for silverware.

Chelsea would also feel the benefit of Gilmour playing at a level and with a pressure where he is expected to win every week.

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Could legendary England midfielder Lampard trust fellow Three Lions hero Steven Gerrard with young Scotland prodigy Gilmour? (Photo by Darren Walsh/Chelsea FC via Getty Images)

Whilst there’s absolutely no official suggestion that Rangers are interested, there’s barely a fan out there who wouldn’t love the opportunity to see the youngster pull on a Rangers kit for real.

Rangers fans have also been calling for the Ibrox to sign another midfield playmaker once touted as a world-leading prodigy after he was released from his contract at a Premier League club.

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