Billy Gilmour emerges as top transfer target for Real Madrid, Barcelona

Billy Gilmour emerges as top transfer target for Real Madrid, Barcelona

- Billy Gilmour has emerged top transfer target for Barcelona and Real Madrid

- The 18-year-old helped Chelsea outshine Liverpool in this week's FA Cup tie

- Manchester City are also said to be interested in the midfielder

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Billy Gilmour's recent display in Chelsea's commanding victory over Liverpool seems to have opened him to the world.

The 18-year-old midfielder bossed his position during their FA Cup fifth-round clash at Stamford Bridge despite playing against experienced opposition in the game.

Gilmour embraced the opportunity handed to him by his manager Frank Lampard with both hands and quickly showed the quality he is made of.

His presence on the pitch contributed to the Blues' progress to the quarterfinal stage of this year's FA Cup championship.

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However, Spanish League giants Real Madrid and Barcelona are now monitoring the youngster who proved he could become better than he is currently.

According to Daily Star, Gilmour joins a few other academy graduates in Frank Lampard's team with the likes of Mason Mount, Tammy Abraham, Fikayo Tomori, Reece James and Callum Hudson-Odoi already making names for themselves at Stamford Bridge.

Although he did not find the back of the net, his performance won him the man of the match prize while another top European side is planning to make a move for him.

Premier League defending champions Manchester City are also said to be interested in the attacker to add depth to their squad - especially with David Silva set to leave this summer.

The publication believes Chelsea might not want to part ways with the midfielder they signed from Scottish side Rangers in 2017.

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Meanwhile, Lampard seems to have a massive plan for the youngster who signed a four-year contract last September after saying: "I’ve got absolute trust in Billy,”

"I remember when he first came in against Sheffield United, we drew the game and people questioned this kid who looks like a 15-year-old. I remember someone individually saying that to me.

But I’ve no problem with him because if he’s small in stature he’s huge in personality, and also huge in talent. “For me, for a midfield player, I have lots of questions.

Briefly.co.za earlier learnt that Billy Gilmour is now the toast of Chelsea fans following his commanding display in their 5th Round FA Cup win over Liverpool at Stamford Bridge.

The 18-year-old started his first game in Frank Lampard's side that knocked out one of the favourites in the competition after playing five games as a substitute this season.

And the Scottish youngster did not disappoint with an 86% passing accuracy, 32 touches and a perfect dribbling attempt in just 45 minutes.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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