By Jason Jones

4th May, 2020 | 6:31pm

West Ham boss Moyes names PL player he would sign 'tomorrow'

West Ham David Moyes has claimed he would sign Chelsea midfielder Billy Gilmour “tomorrow” if he could. 

The boss has admitted that he is a huge fan of his young compatriot, and would snap him up above any other Scottish player right now.

The 18-year-old, originally a Rangers youth player, has burst onto the first team scene at Stamford Bridge this term, and Moyes has been suitably impressed with what he has seen from the starlet thus far.

Speaking to BBC Scotland, he said: “The one [Scottish player] who if I could sign tomorrow I would is Billy Gilmour after his opening performances for Chelsea.

“He’s looked like a seasoned pro, he’s looked like somebody who’s hungry, who’s in love with the game.

“He’s typical of what my memories are of what Scottish players were like going back many, many years.

“We were always good players, really talented football players, and at the moment Billy Gilmour in the short period I’ve seen him has looked like that all day long.”

What can we make of this?

The chances of us ever luring Billy Gilmour away from Chelsea are pretty slim, and it’s clear that Moyes’ comments should be taken with a pinch of salt, but there is certainly a lot to be impressed with from the young Scot.

So far this season, as per Whoscored, his pass completion rate is 90.1% – 3.9% higher than Declan Rice’s average.

Similarly, he has made more key passes this term, as well as being dribbled past fewer times than the England international.

His potential is huge, unquestionably, and it’s clear that Moyes has good taste in central midfielders.

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