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Chelsea youngster Billy Gilmour was one of two players controlled in third party agreements

Chelsea starlet Billy Gilmour was ‘one of two players controlled by club in third party agreement while he was at Rangers that led to FIFA ban’

  • Billy Gilmour officially joined Chelsea in August 2017 from Scottish side Rangers
  • However, FIFA found that the clubs entered a third party agreement in May 2017
  • Chelsea told Rangers not to sell or loan Gilmour to any other club in the deal
  • The agreement also said that Gilmour could train or play for Chelsea at any point 
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Chelsea’s transfer conduct involving wonderkid Billy Gilmour was one of two examples of third party ownership that lead the Premier League club being handed a two window transfer ban by FIFA. 

The west London club were given the ban in February of this year, prohibiting the club from acquiring any players as a result of their transfer conduct involving youngsters. 

FIFA have released findings dating back to Chelsea’s failed appeal against the ban, which have revealed that the English outfit entered a third party agreement with Rangers involving 18-year-old Billy Gilmour.  

Chelsea youngster Billy Gilmour was one of two players controlled in third party agreements

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Chelsea youngster Billy Gilmour was one of two players controlled in third party agreements

Gilmour joined Chelsea from Rangers in August 2017 but Chelsea signed an agreement before

Gilmour joined Chelsea from Rangers in August 2017 but Chelsea signed an agreement before

Gilmour joined Chelsea from Rangers in August 2017 but Chelsea signed an agreement before

It has emerged that Gilmour was one of two players who FIFA determined were controlled by Chelsea while still on the books at other clubs. 

The midfielder joined the Blues from Rangers officially in August 2017 but in May of the same year the clubs agreed that the Scottish giants could not sell or loan Gilmour to any other club without the consent of Chelsea.

The agreement also stated that at any point the player could be released to train with Chelsea and play in friendly games whenever they pleased. 

The agreement stated Gilmour could not be sold or loaned to another club by the Scottish side

The agreement stated Gilmour could not be sold or loaned to another club by the Scottish side

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The agreement stated Gilmour could not be sold or loaned to another club by the Scottish side

The Gilmour case was also accompanied by findings that Chelsea had made a similar arrangement with Ajax over Juan Carlos Familia Castillo, who is currently on loan with the Dutch club. 

Rangers were fined £7,800 for their part in the Gilmour agreement. 

The 18-year-old is beginning to make a name for himself at Stamford Bridge and played in Chelsea’s 2-1 defeat to Manchester United in the Carabao Cup on Wednesday night.  

 

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