Rangers wonderkid signs for Chelsea after turning down Arsenal and Manchester United

Rangers wonderkid signs for Chelsea after turning down Arsenal and Manchester United

Rangers wonderkid signs for Chelsea after turning down Arsenal and Manchester United

Rangers wanted the Scotland under-17 global to stay at Ibrox but could not compete with Gilmour's desire to move south and he will join Chelsea's academy in the summer for a reported fee of £500,000 ($647,000, 595,000 euros).

It's a move that's been in the offing for months now and doesn't really come as any surprise to supporters, although the club say their preference was for them to retain his talent.

In a statement, the Scottish club conceded that once the player had made his desire to move to the Premier League clear, their only concern was maximising the fee the club received.

Despite Rangers" decision to offer him a new contract, and manager Pedro Caixinha meeting with his family to persuade them that his future lies at Ibrox -.Gilmour chose to sign a "significant' deal with Chelsea. Gilmour does not turn 16 until June 11 but trained with the Rangers' first team ahead of Scottish FA Cup ties against Morton and Hamilton earlier this year and, according to caretaker boss Graeme Murty, was "very, very close" to earning a place in the matchday squad.

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Rangers boss Pedro Caixinha met with Gilmour's parents shortly after his appointment as part of an attempt to keep him at the club, yet those appeals - in addition to warnings from Scottish Football Association (SFA) performance director Malky Mackay regarding the potential lack of opportunities that could arise from being "tucked into an academy with 20 other global class teenagers" - were ultimately unsuccessful.

A fee worth a reported £500,000 has now been agreed between the clubs and Gilmour will make his move this summer.

Gilmour, who you can see in action below, will join a Chelsea academy that has a reputation as one of the best in the country.

'The agreement will provide Rangers with a significant sum for a young player who has yet to play first-team football, and further significant amounts could be due based on milestones being reached.

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Chelsea have agreed a deal to sign 15-year-old playmaker Billy Gilmour from Rangers.

'We are pleased with this outcome and believe this deal represents good value for Rangers. "We believe we have done this", read a statement on the Scottish club's website.

Rangers went on to win the game 2-1 with 10 men and afterwards Murty said: "We have obviously spoken to young Billy about the sending off".

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