Rangers are once again being linked to Billy Gilmour in more of a ‘throwing out there’ conjecture with claims in the press that his heart is still in Govan.
Well, true, he never left except in physical form, he remains one of us to this day and it’s telling he left to the club many consider the English counterpart of Rangers in Chelsea. But it just didn’t work out, and he’s now at a crucial stage of his career where he needs football and he needs good football.
A loan at Norwich and a permanent transfer to Brighton just didn’t work out, and ex-Rangers kid Gilmour is at a crossroads now, looking desperately for the right club to go to in order to kick start his career.
There is no question the early signs of his career at Chelsea in the first team were potentially spectacular – all the composure in the world, a swagger, a wonderful pass, and comfortable on the ball around far more illustrious team mates; Mount, Willian, Pedro, Giroud… Gilmour had the world at his feet.
But it went south, and it went south fast, with a loss of favour under Frank Lampard and the immediate disinterest from Tomas Tuchel, before Daniel Farke decided to turn on Tuchel and not play Gilmour due to ‘pressure’, before Graham Potter quit Brighton and threw Gilmour’s transfer there into complete disarray.
And now he’s close to becoming Scott Allan (sorry mate) if he doesn’t get the right move, and let’s face it, a move home to Rangers is what he wants.
Ibrox remains his home, Govan his place, and We Are still his People. Many Rangers fans think Gilmour burned his bridges by leaving, the same fans who forgave Davis and McGregor not to mention Lafferty for leaving Ibrox. They will forgive Gilmour once he comes back, fans always do.
But whether he comes back is another matter – would Michael Beale want him?
We can safely say on Ibrox Noise we certainly do, we know the boy has a tonne to give, and we’d be very happy if he gave it at Rangers all over again.