Billy Gilmour wants to leave Brighton – Rangers must make the move

Billy Gilmour wants to leave Brighton – Rangers must make the move
BRIGHTON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 08: Billy Gilmour of Brighton & Hove Albion in action during the Premier League match between Brighton & Hove Albion and Tottenham Hotspur at American Express Community Stadium on October 08, 2022 in Brighton, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

It’s really gone utterly Pete Tong for Billy Gilmour, with the Scotland midfielder struggling at his third club in a row, in the form now of Brighton.

The former Rangers kid, linked back to Ibrox for as long as he’s been away, has played just five times this season for his new side, and only a 102 minutes within those five appearances, with sources suggesting he is already seeking an exit as we approach the January window.

Good enough for Rangers?

Billy Gilmour’s career simply hasn’t got going in the way it should have – he has all the talent in the world but something is missing that three PL sides in a row haven’t been interested in him, with Frank Lampard, Thomas Tuchel, Daniel Farke, Graham Potter and now Roberto De Zerbi overlooking him.

In fact, since the former Ibrox lad went to England in 2017 he’s made a total of 39 appearances, with few to no injuries in the way. He just hasn’t been favoured – he made the step up to the Chelsea senior team in 2019 and his most successful spell in the PL was under Farke at Norwich – 24 appearances.

The £10M-rated 21-year old continues a nomadic career in England, failing to pin his mast anywhere and unfavoured by every club he’s at. Is it time for him to come back to Rangers?

End of the day we know the lad’s talent, and there’s a sense that, like Scott Allan, he’s one of those who will only realise his potential playing for the club he loves. Allan’s career derailed when he didn’t get the move and he ended up a midtable SPL player, and Gilmour is starting to go the same path.

Brighton was yet another wrong move for him, another club he hasn’t fit at.

Shouldn’t have left Rangers? Well, there was no pathway to the first team at the time for him so it’s understandable, but he’s a grown man now and if Rangers want to make a move they’ll have to spend a few quid or try for it on loan.

He may also be eager to prove himself worthy in the PL, even though we really already know he’s more than good enough for that level – it’s just something isn’t clicking with all these PL clubs that sees Gilmour always on the fringes of these teams.

He probably misses home – true, he’s been away 5 years, but home is where the heart is, and if something can be done to bring Gilmour back to Ibrox Rangers should 100% go for it.

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  1. If he decided to stay with us at the time, he would have been farmed out to the likes of Stirling Albion, Raith Rovers, l really have never seen what the fuss is all about, l just don’t think he is anything special, sure he is one of us but is he good enough? Nope l don’t believe for one minute he is

  2. he has shown he can play 10mill is too much for us, loan to buy deal if it can be struck don’t know where he would go to get career back on track that would be better than Rangers we will see in time I guess.

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