Billy Gilmour makes decision after Thomas Tuchel’s snub

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Billy Gilmour made a major breakthrough as a teenager under Frank Lampard’s reign as Chelsea boss.

The Scotland international was tipped to have a great future at Stamford Bridge, but injury marred his development during Frank Lampard’s era, and he then had to prove himself under Thomas Tuchel.

Shipped out on loan to Norwich last season, Gilmour wasn’t able to deliver his masterclass performance as the Canaries struggled and were subsequently relegated.

The 21-year-old was even booed by his own supporters as they were relegated back to the Championship.

Gilmour had hoped to compete for a first team spot back at Chelsea during pre-season, but he was asked to leave the first team squad in pre-season and train with the Under-23s.

Tuchel subsequently failed to offer Gilmour a squad number, and the midfielder has now decided to leave Chelsea this summer.

According to reports, Brighton are contemplating a possible deal for Chelsea midfielder Billy Gilmour, and Gilmour is open to leaving the club.

The 21-year-old midfielder has 15 Scotland caps, and is available on loan this summer. Brighton may also opt for a permanent deal if possible.