NORWICH SIGN GILMOUR ON LOAN

NORWICH SIGN GILMOUR ON LOAN

Norwich City have signed Chelsea midfielder Billy Gilmour on loan for the new season. The Scotland international will spent the entire duration of the 2021/22 season at CarrowRoad after the Canaries confirmed the season-long loan deal earlier on Friday.

NORWICH SIGN GILMOUR ON LOAN
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Gilmour, 20, was impressive in the recent goalless draw between Scotland and England. The two home nations faced each other in Group D of the Euro 2020 tournament with the encounter ending in a goalless draw. Chelsea loanee Gilmour was named the man-of-the-match at the end of the game. Gilmour was the star of the game as Scotland bounced back from the defeat to Czech Republic in their first match in the group.Scotland were beaten 2-0 at home by the Czechs in their first game without Gilmour featuring in the match played at Hampden Park in Glasgow. Chelsea loanee Gilmour tested positive for Covid-19 after the England game thereby missing the last Group D game against Croatia and he has completed his loan transfer to Norwich City after self-isolating for several days.

Former Rangers youth player Gilmour made 11 appearances for West London giants Chelsea in all competitions including three starts in the Premier League. He was an unused substitute as Chelsea beat Premier League champions Manchester City in the Champions League final to win a second title in the history of the competition. Gilmour was also not subbed on from the Chelsea during the FA Cup final which ended in a 1-0 defeat to Leicester City.

Norwich City were not the only team interested in taking Gilmour on loan from Chelsea. Former club Rangers wanted to take the midfielder on loan for the new season but Chelsea wanted to send the player to a Premier League team. In his first interview as a Norwich City player, Gilmour said he’s delighted to sign for the newly promoted club.