Graeme Souness claimed that Chelsea midfielder Billy Gilmour should follow Phil Foden’s footsteps and remain at the Stamford Bridge to challenge for a spot in the first-team rather than going out on loan away from the club.
In a bid to strengthen up their team, Norwich City is currently in talks with Chelsea to sign Gilmour on loan but they will have to run ahead of the other clubs interested in the midfielder. And Chelsea was reported to be open to seeing the 20-year-old star get more game time in the coming season, and best Canadian online casino will be placing odds on his games when the time comes.
The 20-year-old midfielder was named UEFA’s Man of the Match against England before missing out on Scotland’s final Euro 2020 group match against Croatia on Tuesday night having contracted coronavirus.
Scotland was unable to qualify for the next round of the European Championship after finishing the group game with just a point, which they got from their game against England. Billy Gilmour performance against the Three Lions at Wembley was astounding and seem to be enough to end the match in a goalless draw, in which the England team registered just one shot on target.
To improve his development, Souness believes that the young midfielder should remain at Stamford Bridge while referencing England star Foden who remained at Manchester City under Pep Guardiola when a loan spell would have landed him more playing time in previous campaigns.
Speaking to Sky Sports News, Souness said via real money online casino games : “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.
“I look back on my own career and think how did I improve – there was no words of wisdom, no sentence any coach said to me, there was no watershed moment in my career where I turned a corner.
“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.
“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.”
Foden registered 50 appearances in all competitions for the Etihad’s outfit in the 2020/21 campaign, with the young midfielder slowly integrating himself into the team following the departure of David Silva.
It was a successful season for Foden at the Etihad Stadium, contributing nine goals in the Premier League saw him win the PFA Young Player of the Year award.
Gilmour, on the other hand, started the season with a knee injury and was only able to register 11 appearances for Chelsea in the 2020/21 campaign.