By Paddy Kenny

17th Jun, 2021 | 5:40pm

Kenny hails 'very smart' Rangers after Gilmour reveal paves way for big windfall

Rangers were “very smart” to negotiate potentially lucrative add-ons into the deal taking Billy Gilmour to Chelsea.

That is according to ex-Premier League goalkeeper Paddy Kenny, speaking exclusively to Football Insider about comments made by Rangers academy director Craig Mulholland to the Athletic on 11th June.

He revealed that “significant add-ons” were included in the deal including a “really good sell-on” clause.

Gilmour spent eight years in Rangers’ academy before signing for Chelsea as a 15-year-old in 2017 for a basic fee reported to be £500,000.

Kenny admitted he was baffled that not all clubs choose to implement add-on clauses when sellling a promising young player.

He also speculated that Rangers could be due a windfall if the two-cap Scotland international makes his competitive international debut at the Euros.

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He told Football Insider correspondent Adam Williams: “It’s a very smart move for them. I can’t believe a lot of teams don’t do this.

“I really do find it strange because it gives you some money that you weren’t expecting to come your way.

“He’s an excellent player and I’m sure he’ll have an excellent career and earn Rangers a lot more money.

“We’re seeing him at the Euros and they might even get something for him then, who knows.”

Gilmour made his senior debut as a Chelsea substitute in the 2019 Uefa Super Cup against Liverpool.

He has gone on to make 22 appearances in all competitions with 11 of those coming last season.

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