Billy Gilmour has officially moved into the first team building and will form part of Frank Lampard’s senior Chelsea squad going forward.
The Scottish Iniesta is the next youngster to blow at Stamford Bridge, and despite only being given a handful of senior appearances at Chelsea, the move indicates how much faith everyone at the club have in the 18-year-old baller.
Speaking about his transition into the senior set up, Gilmour said: “I went with the squad to Leicester and even though I wasn’t involved, the gaffer pulled me afterwards to tell me that after the winter break I’d be with the first-team permanently.”
“Age isn’t really an issue here. The gaffer has shown that if you work hard and perform well, then you will get opportunities. Hopefully I can keep pushing on and work hard every day in training.”
— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) February 11, 2020
It’s a big look for the precocious playmaker, who is aiming to become a first team regular for both club and country in the not-too-distant future.
Revisit our recent interview with Billy who talked us through rise at Rangers, breaking through at Chelsea and how he became a low-key Burberry model.