Former Gunner terminates contract with his new club a year early

Charlie Gilmour after signing for Norwich City (Photo via Canaries.co.uk)
Charlie Gilmour after signing for Norwich City (Photo via Canaries.co.uk)

Former Gunner Charlie Gilmour is leaving Norwich City by mutual consent, a year before the end of his contract with the Championship club.

Charlie Gilmour during his spell on loan with SC Telstar (Photo via Canaries.co.uk)
Charlie Gilmour during his spell on loan with SC Telstar (Photo via Canaries.co.uk)

Norwich City announced on their official website this week that Charlie Gilmour is leaving the club by mutual agreement to end his contract early. The former Arsenal academy midfielder had a deal with the Championship side lasting for another year.

It’s a bit of a strange situation, given Gilmour never really got a chance at Norwich. He joined them in the summer of 2019, but immediately went out on loan to SC Telstar.

The 21-year-old did well in the Netherlands, making 25 appearances before the season ended early. He did pick up a major injury just before the pandemic hit, however.

There are obviously a number of factors that could have led to the early contract termination.

It could be related to the injury, or Norwich’s relegation, or a consequence of the pandemic’s impact on club finances. All we know for sure is Gilmour is now searching for a new club.

Gilmour still clearly cares about Arsenal, you can see that with a glance at his social media. His Twitter profile picture is of his debut for the club, his header is from an u23 game at Arsenal, and he still tweets about the team’s successes and his former teammates.

He’s also a big Rangers fan, and would surely jump at any opportunity to play for them. I’m sure all Arsenal fans are hoping Gilmour finds a new club as soon as possible.