Graeme Souness has said that he would like to see Billy Gilmour fight for a place at Chelsea rather than go out on loan. Norwich City is front runners for the youngster but faces competition from a host of clubs. Chelsea is said to be interested in giving the youngster more game time. Gilmour announced himself to the world when he won the man of the match against Scotland at Euro 2020. unfortunately, he returned a positive coronavirus test which meant he missed the last group game against Croatia.
“I’d personally keep him at Chelsea. I think Jorginho has to be looking over his shoulder. He’ll be challenging him more than anyone else. I look at Phil Foden at City and Pep didn’t let him go out on loan.” Souness said talking about Chelsea and Scottish midfielder Billy Gilmour. “I look back on my own career and think how did I improve – there were no words of wisdom, no sentence any coach said to me, there was no watershed moment in my career where I turned a corner.”
Souness believes training with the best players in the world will benefit the youngster more. He cited Phil Foden at Manchester City and the progress he has made whilst staying at the club and fighting for a place. He even gave his own example of training with Liverpool.
“What made me better, I was 23, went to Liverpool, arguably the best team in the world – certainly the best team in Europe – and I was playing with fabulous players in training every single day.” he added. “I learnt to think quicker, to improve my touch, move the ball quicker and just being around winners – Chelsea have got bundles of them – that will improve him more than playing in a lesser team where it’s a battle every week. That’s how I see it, Phil Foden is an argument for that.”