CHELSEA midfielder Billy Gilmour has signed a contract extension to keep him at Stamford Bridge until 2024.
The 21-year-old Scotland international spent last season on loan at Norwich in the Premier League.
However, he struggled to have a positive impact on the team as the Canaries were relegated back down to the Championship at the first time of asking.
Yet despite his disappointing spell at Norwich, Chelsea have decided to hand Gilmour an extension to his existing deal.
Chelsea confirmed the news via their official website on Monday, two days after his 21st birthday.
Prior to being sent on loan, he made 22 appearances across two seasons for the Blues.
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And Chelsea supporters were excited about the prospect of the young midfielder becoming a starter in their side.
But competition has been rife in the centre of the park at Stamford Bridge.
Thomas Tuchel has had Jorginho, N'Golo Kante, Mateo Kovacic, Mason Mount and Ruben Loftus-Cheek to choose from.
As a result, it promises to be a difficult task for Gilmour to force his way into the team.
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He could be helped out by the departure of Jorginho – who has been linked with a move to Juventus.
Gilmour has also enjoyed international experience over the past 12 months after making his debut in June of last year.
He started in the Scots heartbreaking World Cup play-off loss to Ukraine earlier this month in what was his 13th cap.
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