OFFICIAL: RANGERS CONFIRM FEE HAS BEEN AGREED WITH CHELSEA FOR WONDERKID BILLY GILMOUR

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Rangers managing director Stewart Robertson has confirmed Rangers have agreed a fee for Billy Gilmour to join Chelsea this summer. The 15-year-old attracted lots of interest from several Premier League clubs and clubs outside the Premier League.

Chelsea reportedly agreed a deal worth £350,000 with Rangers to sign Gilmour when he turns 16 in June.

“We have got a position agreed if he was to go. I won’t tell you the number but there is a position agreed,” said Robertson as quoted on Daily Mail.

“It would be negligent of us not to have done that in terms of the governance of the club, but we’d rather not get the money and Billy stayed and went on to have a great career at Rangers.

“We need to protect our position and do the sensible thing because if he goes in the summer without a deal being agreed then he leaves only for a compensation amount.

“That would be a helluva lot less than if we had a fee agreed beforehand. We have protected our position on that side of things but we’d like Billy Gilmour to stay at the club.

“Everybody on the football side thinks he’s a fantastic talent and he’s still only 15.”

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