Chelsea have signed 15-year-old Billy Gilmour from Rangers in deal worth £500,000
Chelsea have completed their first summer signing. The Blues have now sealed their first transfer of the summer by agreeing a £500,000 for the young attacking midfielder who is highly-rated.
The Official statement said this about the Chelsea new player transfer: “Rangers can confirm that agreement has been reached for our under-16 player Billy Gilmour to join Chelsea in the summer. Here is the full Chelsea FC transfers list 2017!
The new signing wanted to move to the Premier League
The club’s preference would have been for Billy to stay at Rangers but when he made clear his desire to move to the Premier League it was important that we maximized the commercial value for him.
“We believe we have done this.
“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.
“We are pleased with this outcome and believe this deal represents good value for Rangers.
“That he was sought after by many Premiership clubs, and indeed a number of the largest clubs in Europe, further demonstrates the quality of player now being produced by the Academy.
“Everyone at Rangers wishes Billy well for his future.”
The youngster won’t be the highest paid player in Chelsea FC, but at least he will be able to play for the Blues and in the Premier League which is more important for him. See the full list of Chelsea players and their salaries 2017!