Rangers have enjoyed a frantic few weeks in the summer transfer window with numerous deals in and out of Ibrox.
Ross Wilson has sanctioned the club-record sale of Calvin Bassey and brought in Antonio Colak, Rabbi Matondo, Tom Lawrence, and Ben Davies – all on permanent deals to strengthen Gio van Bronckhorst’s squad.
That may not be the end of the club’s business – in either direction – as the window does not slam shut for another five weeks and rumours continue to rumble on.
It has recently been reported that Galatasaray are keen on a deal to sign Glen Kamara from the Scottish giants and it remains to be seen whether or not he will be at the club come September 1st.
If the Turkish giants are able to strike an agreement with the Light Blues then van Bronckhorst would be left in need of a replacement in the middle of the park.
The Dutch head coach could find the dream heir to Kamara’s throne at Ibrox in a deal to sign Chelsea central midfielder Billy Gilmour.
It has been reported that the Scotland international may leave Stamford Bridge on a permanent basis this summer and Rangers have been touted with interest in him since the end of the 2021/22 campaign.
Jacek Kulig once dubbed him an “amazing talent” and said that he is a “future leader” of Chelsea’s midfield. Instead of fulfilling that potential in London, Gilmour can develop with regular game time playing for Rangers for years to come.
The £28k-per-week gem is a similar player to Kamara in that he is a metronomic midfielder who can do a little bit of everything.
In the Premier League last term, the Scotsman completed 84% of his passes and made 2.4 tackles and interceptions per game, whilst also creating one chance per match.
He has also averaged a SofaScore rating of 7.03 in eight outings in World Cup qualifiers for Scotland, whilst winning the ball back and creating chances at the same rate as his loan spell at Norwich.
Kamara, meanwhile, completed 91% of his passes averaged a score of 7.01 in the Premiership and made 1.7 tackles and interceptions and 1.3 key passes per match.
These statistics show that both players can make contributions at both ends of the pitch whilst delivering consistent displays and being reliable in possession of the ball.
At the age of 21, Gilmour is five years younger than the Finland international and can come in to be his immediate successor, as well as the long-term heir in the number eight position.
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