Billy Gilmour baffled by Graham Potter decision

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Billy Gilmour sealed a deadline day transfer to Brighton, as he decided it was time to end his 5-year association with Chelsea.

The 21-year-old midfielder had admitted it was time to leave Chelsea due to a lack of games.

After signing for the Seagulls, Gilmour admitted he made the move in order to have regular play time and also play under Graham Potter.

Asked whether he felt he needed a fresh start after the deciding to leave Stamford Bridge, Gilmour said: “Yeah, I think so.

“Of course it was a tough decision but I wanted to play football, that’s the main aim for me, to come in and enjoy my football and get regular game-time. It was a bit of a no-brainer.

“For me, Brighton play great football with a style I like to play. The manager is highly thought of as well so I was keen to come here.”

According to The Sun, Gilmour has told friends that the only reason he chose to join Brighton was because of the way Potter plays.

The young midfielder is now said to be disappointed as Potter decided to leave Brighton to join Chelsea on Wednesday.

It was Graham Potter who managed to convince Gilmour to leave Chelsea, and the young midfielder is said to be regretting his decision.