Frank Lampard wants to strengthen the midfield but the extent of reinforcements that arrive at Everton will depend on the summer sales that are made. Conor Gallagher was one of the players linked but Thomas Tuchel is set to include him in his plans. The Toffees could now try bringing Billy Gilmour.
Gallagher had a fantastic season out on loan with Crystal Palace where he had 11 goal contributions in 34 Premier League games. He played over 2850 minutes of football, almost double of what Saul played for Chelsea. Tuchel was set to have a meeting with Gallagher which was to be crucial in determining Gallagher’s future.
In case Gallagher wouldn’t be an important part of the German manager’s plans, he would have been shipped off to another loan with Everton definitely keeping an eye. However, Tuchel is set to make Gallagher an important part of his plans next season and will give the Englishman a chance to prove himself which means that the 22 year old is likely to stay at Chelsea.
The Toffees need a midfielder and the amicable relationship Lampard has with Chelsea can possibly come into play, allowing the Merseysiders to bring some of the upcoming Chelsea stars either on loan or permanently.
Everton must bring Billy Gilmour on loan from Chelsea
According to The Mirror, Everton had been looking at Chelsea duo Gilmour and Gallagher. But with Gallagher set to stay at Stamford Bridge, Everton must now plan a move for Gilmour. The 20 year old spent the last season on loan at Norwich City. While the Canaries failed to maintain their Premier League status for the upcoming season, Gilmour did impress with his fine individual performances.
Gilmour played 28 games for the Canaries this season and took a forward step in his development path. At Chelsea, it is almost given that the 20 year old will struggle for game time. The best way to ensure his development process is to let him go out on another loan.
The Toffees need midfielder reinforcements and given the fragile financial condition, Everton may not be able to splash the cash to bring in a number of players. Free transfers and loan moves could be an alternative that Lampard will weigh on.
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Gilmour isn’t burly or doesn’t command physical prowess but he is technically adept and tenacious who doesn’t overcomplicate things in the middle of the park. His neat passing abilities make him a very reliable outlet in the midfield.
Chelsea wouldn’t be too bothered to let the Scotsman leave on loan as it almost guarantees that a loan move will get him more playing time than he’ll get at Chelsea. Lampard has an impressive track record of developing the youngsters. Fikayo Tomori, Tammy Abraham and Mason Mount can attest. So, a loan move for Gilmour to Everton should be a beneficial move for all parties involved.
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