Billy Gilmour urged to join ‘Champions League club’

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Chelsea midfielder Billy Gilmour is yet to break into the Chelsea starting team, and now looks farther away from it with the appointment of Thomas Tuchel.

Gilmour rode high in the Chelsea first team last season, as he won the man of the match in crucial games against Liverpool and Everton. An injury would then limit his development after the restart.

Scottish giants Rangers, have been linked with Gilmour, and club legend Brian Laudrup has backed the move, claiming that Gilmour will be needed as an able deputy to 36-year-old Steve Davis.

Writing in his Daily Mail column, Brian Laudrup stated: “It’s all hypothetical, of course, but it’s a thought that intrigues me for the future.

“Look at the Rangers midfield just now. Steven Davis does that deep-lying playmaker role extremely well but he will be another year older next season and won’t be able to play every week. I think we saw again at Hamilton how much he can be missed when he’s not in the side.

“From Gilmour’s point of view, there could be Champions League group stage football on offer. That would be another incentive for his development.

“Also, while some people in England might talk negatively about Scottish football at times, I don’t think you could find a better place than Rangers to get game time and play in the right style of football.

“That’s crucial. People at Chelsea would know the technical type of play Gerrard demands of his team.

“To me, that kind of situation would be a win-win for everyone. Whether it’s possible, I really don’t know. We’ll find out in three or four months’ time, perhaps. But just as an idea, it carries an appeal.”

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