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Billy Gilmour makes admission about Rangers and Celtic

A general view of Ibrox Stadium ahead of the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match between Rangers and Celtic at Ibrox Stadium on May 12, 2019 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Celtic and Ibrox side Glasgow Rangers both had the 18-year-old sensation as a trainee once upon a time.

Billy Gilmour of Chelsea in action during the FA Youth Cup semi-final second leg match between Chelsea and Birmingham City at Stamford Bridge on April 10, 2018 in London, England.

Billy Gilmour has admitted The Football Daft podcast that he didn't enjoy his stint with Celtic as much as his spell with Rangers.

The 18-year-old sensation began his burgeoning career at Rangers, though he was also training with their Old Firm rivals Celtic as a much younger player.

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Gilmour might be the most exciting young Scottish player around and in 2017 he secured a big move to Premier League side Chelsea, where he has since dazzled for the Under-23 side.

Reflecting on his time with the Gers and the Hoops, he said to The Football Daft podcast: "I enjoyed Rangers more obviously. I knew a lot of the boys from other teams we had been at.

 

""I grew up with Harry Cochrane at Rangers. We went to this one tournament in Portugal and it was amazing."

According to The Scottish Sun, Rangers only got around £500,000 for Gilmour, which is a hell of a compensation fee for a young player, but it's peanuts in comparison to what he could and probably will be worth a few years from now.

This is a player who could very easily be worth an eight-figure sum in the coming years, but next season is big for him.

Gilmour, whose dad supports Celtic, will continue with the Blues' Under-23s and if he impresses then maybe, just maybe, he'll get first-team chances.

Mark Hill of Celtic vies with Billy Gilmour of Rangers during The Scottish FA Youth Cup Final between Celtic and Rangers at Hampden Park on April 26, 2017 in Glasgow, Scotland.

 

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