Brighton have signed Billy Gilmour from Chelsea, who’ve sealed the mortgage signing of Denis Zakaria from Juventus.
The Scotland midfielder, who was linked with Everton earlier in the summertime, joins the Seagulls for a price of between £8-9million, talkSPORT understands.
Brighton boss Graham Potter stated: “Billy arrives with a improbable pedigree, having performed within the Premier League and Champions League in addition to for Scotland finally 12 months’s Euros. He’ll complement our present midfield choices.
“That have at fairly a younger age exhibits the power of character he has and we’re actually excited by his potential.
“Now it’s about permitting him the time to get used to a brand new setting and settling in to our membership. We will’t wait to work with him.”
Letting Gilmour depart on a everlasting switch could also be a shock to Chelsea followers, with the participant bursting onto the scene as an 18-year-old throughout an FA Cup win over Liverpool in February 2020.
His efficiency was so good that it even impressed Manchester United icon Roy Keane.
“He was improbable,” Keane stated.
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“As the sport began I actually acquired out of my seat, which I very not often do, and I assumed, ‘Who is that this child?’
“There are particular traits you need from a midfielder, high quality on the ball, soccer intelligence, composure.
“He had every little thing, it was among the best performances I’ve seen in a protracted, very long time.”
Nonetheless, his profession is but to go to the subsequent stage with a mortgage spell at Norwich final season proving to be a depressing expertise for him.
Chelsea’s bid for Ajax midfielder Edson Alvarez has fallen by means of however they managed to signal Swiss worldwide Denis Zakaria on mortgage from Juventus.
Gilmour joined Chelsea from Rangers in July 2017, shortly after his sixteenth birthday.
Chelsea and Brighton have finished loads of enterprise collectively within the switch window with defender Marc Cucurella swapping the south coast for west London in a £62million deal.
In the meantime, Blues centre-back Levi Colwill joined Brighton on a season-long mortgage this summer season.
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