Everton: Lampard could be big factor in signing 'special' star at Goodison Park

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Everton signing Chelsea midfielder Billy Gilmour on loan is a deal that would “suit all parties”, according to Daily Star journalist Paul Brown.

The 20-year-old spent last season at Norwich City, although following a tricky spell at Carrow Road, he’s expected to be loaned out once again.

What’s the latest news involving Gilmour?

Following an impressive performance against England at the Euros, which led to ex-Palace left-back Patrick van Aanholt comparing him to N’Golo Kante, the youngster arrived at Norwich hoping to prove himself as a regular at Premier League level.

Gilmour, described as a ‘special talent‘ by former Rangers striker Kenny Miller, did make 21 starts in the top-flight, but he was unable to express himself as the Canaries were relegated back to the Championship.

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Therefore, 90min believe that another loan is on the cards for the Scotland international, with the midfielder not yet ready to compete for a place in Thomas Tuchel’s Chelsea squad.

The report says that Fulham, Bournemouth, and Rangers are possible destinations for Gilmour, although Brown reckons that Everton could prove the perfect move for the highly-rated star.

What did Brown say about Gilmour?

He told GIVEMESPORT: “I think if Chelsea were to allow him on loan again, I suspect they would quite like him to go and play for Lampard because they know Lampard will look after him.

“And I think even if he doesn’t play every game, he would be an asset, so that seems like a move that would suit all parties to me.”

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Why could Everton be the perfect move for Gilmour?

Not only could Everton lose three centre midfielders in Donny van de Beek, Dele Alli and Fabian Delph, but Frank Lampard was the man that gave Gilmour his first chance in senior football.

Despite having a host of top midfielders at his disposal, including Jorginho, Kante, Mateo Kovacic and Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Lampard handed Gilmour his full Chelsea debut and then later on his Premier League bow.

Before his 19th birthday, the youngster had already racked up 11 appearances for the Blues and was firmly in Lampard’s plans at Stamford Bridge.

Unfortunately, an injury at the start of the 2020-2021 campaign scuppered Gilmour’s chances of becoming a regular in Chelsea’s midfield.

But Gilmour is already a nailed on starter on the international stage for Scotland, starting their last seven World Cup qualifiers, and if anyone can kickstart his club career, then it’s likely to be Lampard.

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