Chelsea midfielder Billy Gilmour, who impressed for Scotland at Euro 2020, has joined Norwich on a season-long mortgage deal, the Premier League membership introduced on Friday.
The 20-year-old shone in a goalless draw in opposition to England at Wembley final month earlier than having to self-isolate after returning a constructive coronavirus take a look at.
Final season he made a complete of 11 senior appearances in all competitions as Chelsea completed fourth within the Premier League and gained their second Champions League title.
“I have been wanting ahead to coming right here, taking part in as a lot as doable and serving to Norwich Metropolis compete within the Premier League,” Gilmour informed Norwich’s web site.
“I spoke to the top coach (Daniel Farke). He referred to as me and we had a pleasant discuss how he desires to play and the way he sees me becoming in.
“Every thing he mentioned was what I need to do on the pitch, get the ball down and play good soccer. He spoke actually extremely of his staff and I needed to return right here and assist.”
Norwich, promoted from the Championship in April, reportedly confronted competitors from different Premier League golf equipment, however Farke mentioned their fame helped sway Gilmour.
“I feel it helped that previously we now have proven that younger gamers with potential are in good palms right here at Norwich Metropolis,” he mentioned.
“We’re delighted to carry Billy in as a result of we have misplaced some gamers in that space.”