Pat Nevin expects to see Billy Gilmour loaned back to Rangers
Rangers youngster Billy Gilmour is on the brink of joining Chelsea.
Express Sport understands he will link up with the Stamford Bridge club for around £500,000.
However, Blues legend Pat Nevin has warned the 15-year-old midfielder it will be a long, difficult path to get in the first team.
"The cons for Billy are that it's going to be unbelievably hard to get into the first team, however good you are," Nevin told the Daily Mail.
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"You have to be a world-class player and there are not that many of them around.
"But there are so many positives. It's a tough system just to get into. The standard is incredible.
"And, if you want what's best for Scottish football, you want individual young players to develop in the best environment."
However, Nevin has not ruled out a return to Ibrox for the teenager.
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And he thinks he could make the move back on loan after a few years to further his development.
"I wouldn't rule out seeing Billy playing for the Rangers first team at age 17. And I would love to see that happen," Nevin added.
"Two or three years from now, Chelsea will tell him he's going out on loan somewhere — and ask him where he thinks would be best.
"I would not be surprised if he just said Rangers."