London: Chelsea have prolonged Billy Gilmour’s contract till 2024 after exercising an choice to lengthen the midfielder’s keep at Stamford Bridge by an additional yr.
The Scotsman, who spent this previous season on mortgage at Norwich Metropolis, will stay on the Bridge for a minimum of two extra years. The 22-year-old’s deal at Chelsea had been on account of expire in June 2023.
Gilmour joined Chelsea in the summertime of 2017 from Rangers in his native Scotland. After two profitable years in our Academy, together with trophies and a primary skilled contract, he grew to become a everlasting fixture in Frank Lampard’s squad in the course of the 2019/20 marketing campaign. He made his Blues debut in a house sport towards Sheffield United in August 2019, not lengthy after his 18th birthday, after which signed a brand new four-year deal at Stamford Bridge.
Gilmour received successive man-of-the-match awards in our last two video games earlier than that season was suspended as a result of pandemic, towards Liverpool and Everton respectively. He remained a member of the squad throughout Venture Restart, earlier than an harm sustained at Crystal Palace introduced his maiden season at senior degree to an finish. He had made 11 appearances and impressed along with his sport consciousness, contact and weight of cross.
That harm delayed Gilmour’s return till December, when he got here off the bench in a win at Sevilla. From then on, most of his minutes in 2020/21 arrived within the cup competitions, though he did begin an important league sport away to Manchester Metropolis in early Could, highlighting Thomas Tuchel’s religion within the teen.
Gilmour has been linked with a transfer to Everton this summer time however is believed to be extremely rated by Tuchel and his teaching workers.
Chelsea are capable of lengthen contracts, in addition to purchase and promote gamers, after sanctions positioned on the membership have been lifted following Todd Boehly’s �4.25billion takeover.