Billy Gilmour: Chelsea FC midfielder completes Norwich loan move

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Chelsea midfielder Billy Gilmour has joined Norwich on loan for the upcoming season.

The 20-year-old, who was named man of the match in Scotland’s draw with England at Euro 2020 last month, is hungry to gain more first-team experience.

Newly-promoted Norwich can offer just that and Gilmour will move to Carrow Road for the duration of the 2021/22 campaign.

“I spoke to the manager here [Daniel Farke],” said Gilmour. “He called me and we had a nice talk about how he wants to play and how he sees me fitting in.

“Everything he said was what I want to do on the pitch, get the ball down and play nice football. He spoke really highly of his team and I wanted to come join here and help.

“The manager has a lot of faith in young players. He was saying that he’ll fit you in if you’re ready. I can see by when Norwich got relegated and came back up, he stuck by them and that shows how much faith you should have in the manager as well.”

After impressing against England at Wembley, Gilmour’s time at the Euros was cut short after he contracted Covid-19.

It forced him to miss Scotland’s last Group D game against Croatia and also delayed him joining Norwich on loan.

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“Everything was going well, getting picked for my country and playing in the Euros,” he added.

“To miss a game out because of coronavirus wasn’t good but it was a little break and I’m now here, ready to go.

“I was so proud to represent my country at the Euros against England at Wembley. It doesn’t get much better than that.

“I really enjoyed the match, I was gutted about what happened in the end but it was a great step forward for me.”

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