The only club Billy Gilmour wants to be at is Rangers

The only club Billy Gilmour wants to be at is Rangers
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - APRIL 26: Mark Hill of Celtic vies with Billy Gilmour of Rangers during The Scottish FA Youth Cup Final between Celtic and Rangers at Hampden Park on April 26, 2017 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Rangers have been linked again to a January move for Billy Gilmour after it emerged Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel isn’t happy with his lack of game time at Norwich and Daniel Farke resents the idea of ‘developing another club’s player’.

The Scotland star, such an epic performer at the Euros, has found a place at Carrow Road hard to come by, and there’s a feeling his axe from Farke’s side has everything to do with politics and nothing to do with ability because Gilmour could play for Norwich with his eyes closed.

But the German coach has made it clear he isn’t interested in developing the players of other teams, which begs the question of why he accepted such a young player from Chelsea if he didn’t intend to use him.

Gilmour is frozen out, pretty much, and Tuchel is already looking towards bringing him back to Stamford Bridge in January, which could well see Steven Gerrard making a move next year to attract the former Ger on loan.

Let’s be clear – the only club Gilmour wants to be at is Rangers, and he wants to be Barry Ferguson 2.0. That’s his modus operandi, and he knew the chance of that happening 5 years ago were next-to-zero with so little pathway for youth.

But today, it’s more possible, and would give Rangers excellent depth in midfield, with Steven Davis advancing in years and Ryan Jack’s unreliable fitness.

Are Rangers in with a serious shout of getting him?

Why not.

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  1. I guess it would all depend on any possible January departures. There will be the usual rumours surrounding Kent, Aribo, Hagi and Kamara. Arfield has forced himself back into the picture, Jack is on the verge of becoming available and Lundstram has more or less bedded himself in now. Gilmour would be a standout performer in the SPL if he played to his best but it is a gamble given the lack of action he has had at Norwich and if Gerrard got decent money for Kamara for example you’d think he would prefer to make a bid for the likes of Veerman or Ferhat rather than take Gilmour on loan? Gilmour is on £43k+ per week, money much better spent on the wages of a permanent signing.

  2. Surely if Tuchel isn’t happy with his lack of game time then his next move will be expected to deliver more. Wouldn’t we then be developing other clubs players and effectively have Tuchel deciding that Gilmour must play in our midfield regardless of form. We’ve had suspected problems with this in the past, Ojari, Ovo and Worrall spring to mind, and it didn’t end well.

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