In a move to strengthen their squad for the future, the current Premier League leaders Chelsea have signed the wonder kid Billy Gilmour from Rangers. Gilmour is only fifteen years old and is considered as one of the best young players who have a great future in football.

Current coach of the Scottish side Rangers, Caixinha, tried his level best to convince the youngster to stay back at the Ibrox but failed to do so as Gilmour is determined to make his future with the London club. He also has the consent of his parents and is on his way to England.

Reportedly, an amount of £500000 will have to be paid by the Scottish youngster to his former club Rangers as remuneration for his career developments along with additional payments for the attainment of personal career goals.

Billy joined the development side of Ranger as a child and since has been going from strength to strength with every passing year. The Scottish youngster has also represented the U20’s side of the Scottish club. Graeme Murty, the coach of the development side, is a big fan of Billy’s style of play and his display of skills and stamina at this very young age.


Murty also said that the 15-year-old was almost on the threshold of making the first team and was even provided with a squad number as well. It was just a question of the right time at which the team management could take the decision to dip him into the squad for the current season. However, that prospect looks to be far from fulfilment now that Billy has chosen the Premier League club over his former one.

In the International circuit as well, Billy has made a name for himself and has played a crucial role so far in the youth squad of Scotland. He also starred in the Victory shield for his country as they finished after the champions Republic of Ireland.

Billy was also given the Captain’s armband for his nation’s Under 16 squad in the UEFA Development Tournament that featured three more teams, Croatia, Iceland and Austria alongside Scotland. He was also selected to lead Scotland’s provisional squad for the UEFA European Under 17 Championships.

Reportedly, after his brilliant performance in last year’s victory shield for Scotland, big name clubs like Manchester City, Manchester United, Arsenal, along with Spanish giants Real Madrid and Barcelona, all wanting the youngster to be a part of their youth squads in the current season. However, the young midfield prodigy snubbed all the other clubs in order to offer his allegiance to Chelsea.

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