Brighton's new signing Billy Gilmour has a 'fantastic pedigree' says boss Graham Potter

Brighton boss Graham Potter is really excited by the potential of Billy Gilmour after the midfielder completed his move from Chelsea on deadline day.

The 21-year-old signed a four-year deal with the Seagulls for a fee believed to be around £10million.

The Scotland international, who has played 15 times for his country and was named man of the match in the draw with England at Euro 2020, could be in the Brighton line up to face Leicester City on Sunday.

Gilmour made his Premier League debut as an 18-year-old for Chelsea in August 2019, but after a few seasons on the fringes of the first team he was loaned to Norwich for the 2020/21 season.

He made 21 starts for Norwich but was unable to help the Canaries avoid relegation to the Championship.

Seagulls Potter said: "Billy arrives with a fantastic pedigree, having played in the Premier League and Champions League as well as for Scotland at last year's Euros. He will complement our existing midfield options.

"That experience at quite a young age shows the strength of character he has and we're really excited by his potential.

"Now it's about allowing him the time to get used to a new environment and settling in to our club. We can't wait to work with him."

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