Door opening for Rangers to re-sign Gilmour in January after manager reveal - Mills
Danny Mills has suggested the door may open for Rangers to re-sign their academy product Billy Gilmour in January.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the ex-Premier League and England defender admitted he was surprised by Gilmour’s lack of game time during his season-long loan at Norwich City.
After starting four of Norwich’s first five Premier League games, the Chelsea and Scotland star has not featured in the league since.
That is despite the fact the Canaries are still searching for their first top-flight win and are already eight points adrift from safety.
As quoted by football.london, Thomas Tuchel refused to rule out Chelsea recalling Gilmour in January.
The Daily Record reported in June that Rangers were one of a number of clubs interested in the 20-year-old before he moved to Norwich.
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Asked whether his current situation could re-open the door for the Ibrox giants, Mills told Football Insider correspondent Connor Whitley: “Yes, quite possibly.
“I’ll sure there will be clauses in his current loan, if he doesn’t play so many games Chelsea can have him back which is understandable and fair.
“Billy Gilmour is a fabulous player, why he’s not playing for Norwich, only Daniel Farke knows that. He’s the man with the answers.
“I don’t think anybody is 100 per cent sure why he’s not in a team that needs some defensive midfielders.
“I wouldn’t be surprised if they look at recalling him in January, certainly if he’s still not playing any football.”
Gilmour has played 22 times for the Chelsea first team and was in the matchday squad when they won the Champions League last term.
Sky pundit Roy Keane previously described the eight-time Scotland international as a “world-class player” after his dazzling display against Liverpool in the Carabao Cup in the 2019-20 season.