Reporter presents escape route for Billy Gilmour

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Chelsea youngster Billy Gilmour has rot on the bench since Thomas Tuchel was appointed as Chelsea boss.

The 19-year-old was backed to have a great future under Frank Lampard, but the sacking of the Blues legend has seen Gilmour’s game time cut short drastically.

Under Tuchel, Gilmour has only played 162 minutes for Chelsea, which came in two FA Cup matches.

The youngster was denied a chance to go out on loan in January, and talkSPORT host Jim White has proposed a change to the transfer market policy that could help youngsters gain first-team experience in situations like Gilmour’s.

The talkSPORT host said: “Billy Gilmour was doing well under Frank Lampard at Chelsea, but since Tuchel arrived, he’s only played 162 minutes for Chelsea, starting in two FA Cup matches.

“He’s not in the squad tonight against Porto and he was denied a loan move back in January.

“Now we know Torino and Napoli are interested in taking him on loan. There’s interest from Leicester and we know that West Ham are big admirers.

“So the loan market: what about a flexible market for Under-21s that’s open for the whole season in England? Makes sense to me.”

Would this proposal be a good idea for the likes of Gilmour?

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