It has been a joyous ride for the Rangers fans after almost a decade-long misery as they are closing in on the coveted Premiership crown. Steven Gerrard has transformed them into invincible, and the signings since his appointment have mostly been spot on. They have been majestic in Europe too, and according to iconic Brian Laudrup, Rangers should bring back Billy Gilmour in summer to bolster their current set-up.
The 19-year-old Chelsea prodigy enjoyed a sporadic first-team status under Frank Lampard before suffering a lengthy injury layoff last year. But he has now earned new chief Thomas Tuchel’s attention in the training ground and therefore, has been retained for the remainder of the campaign despite winter loan exit rumours.
The Scotland youth international progressed through Rangers’ academy ranks before being roped in by the London side back in 2017. His development has been exemplary, but a senior international cap is yet to be attained by the teenager.
He needs regular minutes to stake a claim in Steve Clarke’s squad, and it is to be seen now whether Tuchel slots him in the middle of the park.
“The fact Chelsea kept him is a show of faith on their part, but if he doesn’t play much this season, then a temporary move might be best for all parties in the summer. Would a return to Rangers be suitable then? I know Steven Gerrard denied they were looking to take Gilmour on loan last month when he described him as a ‘fabulous little player’.”
Stated Laudrup in his Daily Mail column labelling a move to Ibrox as ‘win-win‘ for everyone.
Why Rangers Should Opt For Gilmour And Chelsea Must Sanction A Loan Deal
Champions League football next season would be a USP for the Gers to lure in more renowned figures. The legendary Dane has highlighted the same and lauded Gerrard’s style of football. Irrespective of what happens in the upcoming months, a temporary return to Rangers would help Billy Gilmour grow his game both technically and physically to attune to the aggressive nature of the Scottish football. Obviously, that would help a lot when he returns to Premier League given the similarity in the physical nature of both leagues.
Steven Davis is still exceptional in the deep-lying midfield role. However, he is in his mid-thirties now and might struggle to orchestrate the show week in, week out from the next season onwards. Bongani Zungu has not been able to grab his opportunities yet and the addition of the Chelsea starlet would inject more depth as well as quality essential to make an impression across competitions.