Chelsea star Billy Gilmour 'considering leaving on loan in January transfer' in bid to get more game time
27th January 2021

BILLY GILMOUR is considering asking Chelsea for a loan move away from the club, according to reports.

Since missing the first three months of the season with a serious knee injury, the midfielder has made only two Premier League appearances.

Frank Lampard's dismissal from the Stamford Bridge dugout could lead to a change of fortune for Gilmour.

New boss Thomas Tuchel may decide to make the Scot a regular in his midfield.

But a spot on the bench is not thought to be of interest to the player.

According to The Athletic, Lampard hoped to keep Gilmour at the club for the busy second half of the campaign.

And yet the club legend had vowed to keep the loan option 'open' ahead of the final week of the window.

The 19-year-old is said to have wanted talks over his future before the change of manager.

More game time is reportedly seen as key to Gilmour in his bid to make Scotland's European Championship squad.

Scottish Premiership leaders Rangers are thought to be keen on a move for their former academy prospect.


A big indicator of Gilmour's future will arrive at 5pm on Wednesday evening when Tuchel's first Chelsea line-up is announced.

Reports suggest the German will maintain his predecessor's youth revolution with Reece James and Mason Mount among the homegrown stars to be given a starring role.

A debut win, against Wolves at Stamford Bridge, could see the Blues jump back up to seventh in the table.

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