Chelsea have instant transfer replacement for Jorginho in Billy Gilmour who is already ‘mature’ – says Glenn Hoddle
Gilmour has had a bad day – he’s tested positive for coronavirus and will miss Scotland’s third group game in these Euros – but he’s had a good year overall.
Glen Hoddle believes the young Gilmour has already made a great case to replace Jorginho in Thomas Tuchel’s line-up.
Billy Gilmour broke into the Chelsea team towards the end of the season and showed Thomas Tuchel what he can do, and made his international debut at an international tournament against England last week.
Jorginho, along with Mateo Kovacic and N’Golo Kante, starred in Chelsea’s Champions League triumph with Gilmour making a handful of appearances in the latter weeks of the season.
Gilmour’s performance against England at Euro 2020 showed that he is ready for more Blues action, in the eyes of Hoddle.
Former Chelsea player-manager told Betfair:
“Billy Gilmour had a good game, and there’s still more to come, but it was his first game and he was excellent,”
“He can only grow and get better. He’s not really match fit, so he’s going to get better.
“He keeps the ball well and he’s such a young player. He showed a lot of maturity.
“He’s instantly the replacement for Jorginho at Chelsea, they won’t have to look in the market for someone because he is already there, learning and developing into a great player.”
That is high praise from a man who did a lot for Chelsea bringing us into the modern era. If he says Billy is the man for the job, you’d be mad to disagree.