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Chelsea have officially confirmed Billy Gilmour will spend the 2021/22 season on loan in the Premier League with Norwich City.
The 20 year old was part of Chelsea’s Champions League winning squad last season and was also part of Scotland’s Euro 2020 squad, with the midfielder named man of the match in Scotland’s goalless draw against England.
However, after limited playing time last season, he’d now continue his development elsewhere.
Gilmour has explained why he opted for a loan move away from Stamford Bridge, as he also admitted that Norwich boss Daniel Farke helped convince him that the Canaries was the right place for him.
“I’ve been looking forward to coming here, playing as much as possible and helping Norwich City compete in the Premier League,” said Gilmour as he explained his decision to join the Canaries.
“I spoke to the head coach [Daniel Farke]. He called me and we had a nice talk about how he wants to play and how he sees me fitting in.
“Everything he said was what I want to do on the pitch, get the ball down and play nice football. He spoke really highly of his team and I wanted to come here and help.”
Meanwhile, Daniel Farke has admitted his pleasure at signing the young Chelsea midfielder having recently lost a key player.
“I think it helped that in the past we have shown that young players with potential are in good hands here at Norwich City,” said Farke, who lost key playmaker Emi Buendia to Aston Villa last month.
“We are delighted to bring Billy in because we’ve lost some players in that area.
“We’re looking to improve our options, particularly in the centre of the park, and for that we’re happy to bring Billy in.”