Billy Gilmore: Norwich hopes to sign Chelsea midfielder on loan



Why does Norwich need a midfielder?

The highly rated Skipp returned to his parent club Tottenham Hotspur after a very productive loan that saw him claim a spot on the PFA Championship Team of the Year.

Skipp was a mainstay on Farke’s side, playing in all but one of Norwich’s league games as they won the championship with ease.

Norwich have also lost two players in their midfield: Alexander Tetty left after nine seasons at Carrow Road, and Mario Vrancic was also released after four years of service.

How impressive was Gilmore on Friday?

In his first start for his country, Gilmore was very impressive in Steve Clarke’s double corner.

He started the game typically impatiently, harassing England’s players and giving them no time for possession.

Gilmour’s fame grew throughout the fight, and when he was replaced at the end of the second half, he made more assists and won more duels than any of his Scottish teammates.

The 20-year-old has received wide accolades for his performance and earned the UEFA Match Star title in the process.

Gilmore was expected to continue playing for Clark in the showdown against Croatia on Tuesday. but positive test for COVID-19 excluded a Chelsea player from the match. His business also forced teammates Mason Mount and Ben Chilwell in self-isolation.

How did he perform at Chelsea?

Gilmour’s first-team career at Chelsea kicked off very well with the Scotsman who won the FA Cup 2-0 win against Liverpool last March under Frank Lampard.

He also became Man of the Match in his first Premier League start a few days later, beating Everton 4-0.

But then Gilmore suffered a serious injury and did not play for Chelsea again until December 2020.

After Lampard’s sacking, Thomas Tuchel rarely used Gilmore, but by the end of the season he made more major appearances on major teams, continuing to impress with his speed and composure.

(Photo: Darren Walsh / Chelsea via Getty Images)


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