According to The Daily Mirror (Transfer Centre, 26/01 at 07.28), Chelsea’s huge decision to sack Frank Lampard may give Glasgow Rangers a boost in their pursuit of midfielder Billy Gilmour.
Gers may have received Gilmour boost
On Monday, the Blues decided to relieve Lampard of his duties at Stamford Bridge, with former Paris Saint-Germain and Borussia Dortmund manager Thomas Tuchel set to come in to replace him (BBC).
Lampard had said that Gilmour will not go out on loan at the moment, but with a new man to come in, that may change according to The Mirror.
There has been plenty of reaction to Lampard’s dismissal, and the future of Gilmour will be one of a number of questions that will now need to be answered as Tuchel implements his own plans and ideas. The Scotland U21 international has struggled with injury so far this term, but since returning to full fitness, he has played just six times in all competitions (Transfermarkt).
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The new boss may see him as being integral to his plans, but if not, a loan move could be the best thing for the £6.75m-valued 19-year-old (Transfermarkt).
Given Gilmour was previously on the books at Rangers and as the Mirror suggest that Rangers, along with Napoli, are interested in the youngster, Ibrox could provide a familiar environment for him to develop in if Tuchel decides that it would be best for him to go out on loan.
With less than a week left in the transfer window, it remains to be seen what the future holds for the youngster.
In other news, Rangers fans don’t want this man to remain at the club.
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