Mills shares verdict on Rangers signing midfielder loved by Keane after BBC update
The prospect of Champions League football will not be enough to lure Billy Gilmour to Rangers, according to Danny Mills.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the ex-Leeds United and England defender insisted the Scotland international’s development would be best served by a loan move to a Premier League side.
The BBC reported on 23 June Norwich are quietly confident of securing the services of Gilmour but Rangers reaching the Champions League group stages could be a “bargaining chip” for a return to Ibrox.
Gilmour came through the ranks of Rangers’ youth teams before moving to Chelsea as a 16-year-old.
The Gers have two qualifying rounds to get through before they reach the Champions League group stages.
Asked whether the prospect of Champions League football would be enough to tempt Gilmour, Mills told Football Insider correspondent Connor Whitley: “If I had the choice as a player, no.
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“I’d be going to the Premier League side where I’m going to be playing week in, week out.
“Learning your trade where every game is going to be tough and Tuchel’s going to see you week in, week out.
“Norwich may well be up and against it but is Rangers going to kick on his development? It’s more about the players he’s going to be playing against. The players he’s going to be playing against in the Premier League are going to be tougher than those in the Scottish Premiership, no question.
“In my opinion, a loan move to Norwich would quicken his develop a lot quicker than a loan move to Rangers would do.”
Gilmour has announced himself on the global stage with Scotland at the European Championship this summer.
He made his full debut against England earlier this month and Roy Keane labelled the 20-year-old on ITV as a “very, very good player”.