Billy Gilmour - Life as a Professional Academy Player at Chelsea

Chelsea Football Club last season paid a reported fee of around £500,000, with potential further payments dependent on his progress to recruit Scottish wonder kid Billy Gilmour from Glasgow Rangers.  Gilmour developed his career as part of the Rangers Academy. His progress saw him fast-tracked towards the first team, making his debut for the under-20 development team in December 2016 at the age of 15 and being invited to train with the first team squad the following month by manager Mark Warburton. Gilmour was given a squad number and, following Warburton's departure from the club, was twice included in the squad for Scottish Cup matches by Rangers caretaker manager Graeme Murty, who said the player had been "very, very close" to becoming the club's youngest debutant.

The next Rangers manager, Pedro Caixinha, described Gilmour as a player with a "bright future" and held talks with the player's family in an attempt to persuade him to stay with the club.  Rangers, however, announced in May 2017 that they had reached an agreement for Gilmour to join Chelsea for a "significant fee".  The video below shows Gilmour in action for Scotland during the 2016 Victory Shield.  Also below is a video showing what a day in the life of Billy Gilmour is like at Chelsea plus some bonus videos showcasing the talented young Scottish footballer.