Brighton and Hove Albion Closing in on Chelsea ‘Wonderkid’

Chelsea Wonderkid

Chelseawonderkid” Billy Gilmour looks to be on the move as Brighton and Hove Albion have had a bid accepted for the midfielder, according to Fabrizio Romano. The 21-year-old is set to undergo a medical before making the move from West London to the South Coast.

Chelsea ‘Wonderkid’ Nearing Move to Brighton and Hove Albion 

Chelsea ‘Wonderkid’ on the Move

The Scotland international has made a total of 22 appearances for Chelsea under the stewardship of Frank Lampard and Thomas Tuchel. The young midfielder looked to be on the precipice of the first-team prior to the start of the 2021/22 campaign, however he was instead sent on loan to Norwich City. Gilmour made 24 appearances for the Canaries but struggled to make a lasting impression, only contributing one assist in a season that saw the Carrow Road club get relegated from the Premier League.

It seems the disappointing showing for Norwich was enough for Chelsea to entertain the idea of parting ways with the highly-rated youngster and Brighton look to have spotted an opportunity.

Graham Potter is building one of the most exciting projects in the country and so the thought of the Chelsea midfielder joining a team that is on the up is a tantalising prospect. Previously, there was doubt over how the deal would be structured but Romano has since stated: “Chelsea [have] accepted the proposal, it’s a permanent deal.”

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About Brighton’s Window

At the Amex, they are always trying to build piece-by-piece. The Premier League used to be daunting for them but now they are a mainstay in the top-flight. At the top end of the field, there is no recognised striker being deployed following the departure of Frenchman Neal Maupay to Everton. Deniz Undav is back at the club but is yet to be thrust into the limelight, Leandro Trossard and Alexis Mac Allister are instead entrusted for the team being.

Gilmour will join Chelsea defender, Levi Colwill, in making the switch from Stamford Bridge. The latter joined the Seagulls on loan meaning that Gilmour can only join on a permanent basis due to current Premier League rules only allowing one loan transfer from the same club. Pervis Estupinan is the other notable arrival, the Ecuadorian fullback moving to Brighton from La Liga outfit Villarreal for over £15 million.

Brighton could have pulled off a real coup if Gilmour is able to realise his potential at the Amex Stadium.