Chelsea have exercised an option in Billy Gilmour’s contract and he will now stay with the West London club until 2024.
The Scottish midfielder who came through the Rangers’ academy system, broke through ot the first team under Frank Lampard, and also enjoyed international; success with Scotland in the Euros last summer.
He spent last season on loan with Norwich City, but that did not go as well as player of club would have liked, and he spent too long sat on the bench under first Daniel Farke and then Dean Smith, as the East Anglian side were relegated.
However, he is still only 21 years old, and Chelsea still believe that they have a top class player on their hands.
Now he could be set for another loan spell for the forthcoming season. Where it will be hoped that he is given the chance to play football on a more regular basis.
Andy is an exiled English football fan living in Cyprus. He loves all sports but football is his abiding passion, and he still has dreams every now and then about scoring the winning goal in a Wembley Cup Final, even though his playing days are long gone. He follows most major leagues, across Europe at least, and has a favoured team in each. When he’s not watching, listening, reading or downloading podcasts about football, he spend his time worrying about his beloved Arsenal.