The lowdown: Showdown talks
A product of the academy in London after making an early move from Rangers, the 21-year-old Scotland international spent the entire 2021/22 campaign on loan at Norwich City but was unable to make the desired impact in East Anglia as the top flight strugglers were relegated back to the Championship at the first time of asking.
Now, a fresh claim has emerged suggesting that the Blues could be nearing the capture of Gilmour within a matter of days…
The latest: ‘Could be done…’
He stated: “Everton are still in contact with Chelsea over Gilmour, Lampard loves the player and could be done over next 48hrs.”
The verdict: Fingers crossed
Alongside the potential capture of Morgan Gibbs-White from Wolves, Gilmour would be a superb piece of business, albeit likely to only be on a temporary basis from the outset.
Despite arriving on the senior scene with a huge splash when earning the Man of the Match for a standout FA Cup display against Liverpool, the Scotsman’s previously continuous upwards career trajectory was halted somewhat last season as the cultured ace only managed two assists in 28 appearances across all competitions at Norwich.
However, the gifted youngster still remains hot property and would add much-needed fluidity to Frank Lampard’s options with his ability to play as a box-to-box midfielder as well as in more attacking and defensive roles.
Described as a ‘diamond’ by former Premier League striker Noel Whelan amidst links with a return to Rangers, Gilmour – who shares similar stylistic traits with Wolves duo Joao Moutinho and Ruben Neves (Fbref) – would be a sensational coup for Kevin Thelwell and the Goodison Park hierarchy.
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