By Sam Stone

19th Jul, 2022 | 8:50pm

Thomas Tuchel latest decision opens door for Rangers to move for Chelsea midfielder Billy Gilmour

Thomas Tuchel has decided to send Chelsea midfielder Billy Gilmour to the London club’s under-23 preseason tour and that could leave the door open for Rangers to move for the 21-year-old.

90min reported (18 April) that Ibrox could be a potential destination for the midfielder who has failed to make an impact at Stamford Bridge since his arrival in 2017.

An exit for Gilmour could now be on the cards after Tuchel’s latest decision to move him to the under-23 preseason tour.

Furthermore, The Evening Standard has suggested (18 July) that the 21-year-old could leave Stamford Bridge permanently this summer.

Rangers should be looking to bring the young midfielder back to Ibrox after his stellar youth career with the Scottish giants.

His current Chelsea deal is entering its final two years and there is a good chance for the Gers to pursue a cut-price move to bring Gilmour back to Ibrox.

He would prove to be a short-term and long-term asset for Giovanni van Bronckhorst to utilise in his Rangers squad.

Gilmour’s Premier League experience would stand him in great stead should he decide to move back to Ibrox this summer.

The Gers have been active in the transfer market recently and it’s certainly not out of the question for the 21-year-old to return to Ibrox.

It’s a move that could see Gilmour kickstart his stuttering career, whilst also providing the Gers with a quality midfield option.

It’s a long shot, but certainly worth a punt from the club’s hierarchy.

In other Rangers news, the Gers have received a bid worth £8million for one of their star players but they are unlikely to accept it with plenty of European interest.