Scotland U19 international Charlie Gilmour is being released at the end of this season by Arsenal, as confirmed by the Scottish Sun.

As such, an excellent opportunity has opened up for Glasgow Rangers to sign the Ibrox fan on a free transfer.

I would not be surprised if Steven Gerrard decided to take the Rangers fan and midfield player to Ibrox.

Born in Brighton, Gilmour is from a Scottish family and has played for both international sides. He only turned 20 in February, and the boy has real potential.

Current Ibrox midfielder Glen Kamara was also released by Arsenal only two years ago, and look at the star he has become.

Can lightning strike twice at Rangers, with Kamara and now Gilmour? 

Whilst Kamara never managed any Arsenal first-team football, Gilmour played twice against Vorskla Poltava and Qarabag, in the Europa League.

When you finally make the team at a massive side like Arsenal, you must have the skill and a great attitude to get there in the first place. Especially, as he was only 19 at the time.

If he continues to learn and improve his undoubted talent under the guidance of Gerrard and his wonderful coaches, he could turn into a gem.

His favourite Gunners player is the fabulous Santi Cazorla, who has extremely quick feet and can dribble past players for fun and in any direction.

Gilmour is two-footed which is an asset to any player

A versatile midfielder, the Scottish playmaker has stood up to the physicality of Arsenal’s U23’ football, and is always dangerous when coming forward into the final third.

His passing is crisp and accurate and Gilmour keeps a cool head in front of goal. He netted three times from just nine Premier League 2 outings last season.

The Hale End graduate also guided Scotland Under-19s to a 2-0 win over the Netherlands last season, having switched his allegiances from England. 

A dependable penalty taker, he scored a hat-trick of spot kicks in a single game for Scotland’s U18’s in 2016-17.

It could be difficult for Gilmour to break through into the Rangers line-up, with so many top players all vying for a starting midfield place.

How would Gilmour feel about training with Rangers and going out on a season-long loan deal, to gain regular first team experience?

If Rangers sign him on a three-year deal on a free transfer, what do they have to lose? 

From a purely business outlook, if he doesn’t make it at Ibrox, he can always be sold to for a fee.


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