Rangers’ interest formally ends in Gilmour following medical

Rangers’ interest formally ends in Gilmour following medical
LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 08: Billy Gilmour of Chelsea during the UEFA Champions League Group E stage match between Chelsea FC and FC Krasnodar at Stamford Bridge on December 08, 2020 in London, England. A limited number of fans (2000) are welcomed back to stadiums to watch elite football across England. This was following easing of restrictions on spectators in tiers one and two areas only. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

Loosely-speaking Rangers target Billy Gilmour, who Steven Gerrard was interested in bringing to Ibrox on loan, is now having his medical with Norwich for a season’s stay at Carrow Road after the temptation to get first-team minutes in the PL proved too strong to resist.

Gilmour, 20, shone bright on his one Euros outing, having stood out for Chelsea in his cameos at Stamford Bridge, and it had been hoped Rangers could get him back on a season’s loan in a bid to secure him game time.

It was believed the CL carrot would be tempting, and it had been reported a move for the former Rangers youth lad was dependent on Rangers getting to the group stage.

But this has been abandoned now amidst strong links between Chelsea coach Thomas Tuchel and Norwich boss Daniel Farke who have significant working history at Borussia and that bond between the managers proved a major influence on Gilmour making his way to the Canaries.

It is believed Farke’s football style and close working relationship with Tuchel at the Westfalonstadion gave Norwich a massive edge, as well as Gilmour remaining at the pinnacle of football in the PL.

While Rangers did have that CL carrot, it was only a guarantee of 6 high-level matches, if Rangers did indeed get there, while the PL is 38 matches of consistently superb quality which can only develop a kid further.

And the medical will seal the deal and it’ll be Farke and not Stevie who benefits from Gilmour’s outstanding qualities.

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  1. It’s a pity but not surprising. Great for Billy G hell fit on well there and will be like a new signing for Chelsea next season. Hopefully Clarke gets the bullet and the NT get a proper coach to also bring him on. On a separate subject I am more than concerned about the latest developments at Rangers Academy Cairan Dickson the next to quit. One maybe but 2 or three every other couple months …falling out with the management ???? Something’s not right

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