Chelsea’s Billy Gilmour Completes Norwich Loan Move

Chelsea midfielder Billy Gilmour has completed a loan move to Norwich for the duration of the 2021/22 season.

Injury prematurely ended his campaign after only a handful of promising appearances for Chelsea in the 2019/20 season.

The youngster himself, meanwhile, told Norwich’s official website, “I’m very excited to be here. I can’t wait for the season ahead. I’ve been looking forward to coming here, playing as much as possible and helping Norwich City compete in the Premier League.

“I spoke to the head coach [Daniel Farke] here,” the player added.

“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.”

Ahead of their return to the Premier League after winning the Championship title last season, Farke said:

“We are delighted to bring Billy in because we’ve lost some players in that area. We’re looking to improve our options, particularly in the centre of the park, and for that we’re happy to bring Billy in.

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“We got the feeling that he can help us a lot with his ability to link the play, his technical qualities and also his work against the ball. From the football point of view, but also from his character he is the perfect fit to our squad.”

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