Scotland star Billy Gilmour has signed a contract extension with Chelsea.
The 21-year-old midfielder’s new deal will see him remain at the English Premier League club until 2024.
A former Rangers youth player, Gilmour signed for the London club when he turned 16 in 2017 and was promoted to the first team under Frank Lampard in the 2019/20 season.
He won successive man of the match awards and rave reviews from pundits for his performances at the start of 2020 before the season was cut short due to the coronavirus pandemic.
After the game returned he remained a part of the first team squad under new manager Thomas Tuchel and was on the bench when Chelsea defeated Man City to win the Champions League, but found playing time increasingly limited.
In 2021 he was called up to Steve Clarke’s Scotland squad for the European Championships being held that summer.
He made his international debut when he came off the bench against the Netherlands in a pre-tournament friendly and was named in the starting line-up for the first time in the 0-0 draw with England as Scotland earned their only point of the tournament.
Following the Euros he signed for Norwich on a season-long loan.
He played 28 games as the Carrow Road club were relegated to the English Championship and was also a key-part of the Scotland side that went eight games unbeaten, including six wins in a row, before being defeated by Ukraine in the World Cup play-off.
Chelsea confirmed on Monday that he had signed a two-year extension.
A spokesman for the club said: “Chelsea Football Club has exercised an option to extend Billy Gilmour’s contract until 2024.”