Leeds mentioned as potential contender for £ 500,000 man, says Neville better than Phillips
According to Daily check-in, Leeds is a potential destination for Chelsea prodigy Billy Gilmour.
What is the story?
Well the Daily check-in say a “well-placed” Chelsea source told them where the Blues might prefer to send the 20-year-old.
Leeds is mentioned as a preference, as are Norwich and Wolves.
Interestingly, the Athletic believe Norwich and Wolves are in fact trying to sign Gilmour – which cost Chelsea £ 500,000 – on loan for a season.
Norwich would have the advantage due to the relationship between Thomas Tuchel and Daniel Farke.
However, the Rangers are also interested.
In our opinion, Gilmour would surely be interested in returning to his former club to play Champions League football for a season.
Billy Gilmour would thrive under Marcelo Bielsa
If Chelsea really want to see Gilmour develop, they should give him to Marcelo Bielsa for a season.
The Argentine is a formidable coach, who has taken Mateusz Klich and Kalvin Phillips to another level.
Speaking of Phillips, Gary Neville thinks Gilmour is a better player than him.
That’s quite the statement, because Phillips is a very good midfielder.
Either way, having the two at Elland Road, orchestrating things behind Jack Harrison, Patrick Bamford and Raphinha, is a tantalizing prospect.
Victor Orta is said to be hoping for progress in his pursuit of a midfielder over the next fifteen weeks.
However, if this hunt fails, a loan offer for Gilmour would be wise.
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