Billy Gilmour joined Brighton in an £8 million deal from Chelsea (Shutterstock)
Gilmour was tipped to cement a spot in Chelsea’s first group after making his breakthrough underneath Frank Lampard however the 21-year-old struggled throughout his mortgage spell at Norwich Metropolis final season.
The midfielder’s possibilities of common taking part in time underneath Thomas Tuchel this time period appeared slim so Chelsea permitted his transfer to Brighton in an £9 million deal final week.
However Nevin feels Gilmour can be on the stage of Chelsea’s foremost Premier League rivals inside just a few seasons.
‘Billy Gilmour is at a vital level in his profession and the transfer to Brighton is a superb one,’ Nevin informed Grosvenor Sport.
Billy Gilmour struggled throughout his mortgage spell with Norwich Metropolis final season (Getty)
‘It’s the proper transfer. Chelsea gained’t remorse promoting him as a result of that’s not the way in which they assume as a membership – however they might need to purchase him again once more.
‘4 or 5 years down the road, I gained’t be stunned if he’s taking part in within the Manchester Metropolis, Liverpool or Chelsea midfield – he’s that technically good.’
Nevin has additionally described Chelsea’s £75m deal for Wesley Fofana as ‘actually low cost’ if the membership hold the 21-year-old at Stamford Bridge for a number of years.
‘In the event you signal Wesley Fofana for £75million and hold him for the subsequent 10 years – that works out at £10million per yr, which is definitely actually low cost,’; stated Nevin.
‘If Chelsea actually wanted Fofana – which they did – then the charge they paid is completely the proper quantity and in the event that they hadn’t signed him this season then I don’t assume they’d’ve completed within the prime 4. They wouldn’t have had the standard.’
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