Earlier this month Rangers were being linked with a move for former England international Fabian Delph; now the midfielder has announced his retirement from football.

According to Football League World, Rangers were one of a number of clubs considering a move for the former Man City midfielder following his release from Everton at the end of last season.

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In an apparent exclusive, they claimed that the Light Blues were considering a move for Fabian Delph alongside the likes of Middlesbrough, Sheffield United, Sunderland and West Brom.

FLW claimed that Rangers had a “keen interest” in the former Leeds United player with scrutiny continuing on the Ibrox side’s transfer business this summer.

However, those reports have been smashed by the latest coming out of Delph’s camp as the former Aston Villa star announced his retirement from football at the age of 32.

The 20-times capped former England star took to social media to announce the move as he paid tribute to the Beautiful Game.

“So today I announce my retirement with nothing but happiness and gratitude for what this beautiful game has given me,” wrote Delph on his official Instagram account.

“Massive shout out to my family, friends, players and staff from the amazing clubs I have been fortunate enough to represent as well as the support I have had from the fans.”

Starting his career at Leeds United, Fabian Delph would move to Aston Villa after three seasons with the first-team at Elland Road and played for six years at Villa Park.

A high-profile £8m move to Man City followed and after four years with the Citizens the midfielder joined Everton were the final years of his career were besieged by injury.

We thought there was something off about those links to Rangers and whilst we wish Fabian Delph all the best in his retirement, something tells us a move to Ibrox was never really an option.

Meanwhile, Rangers reportedly failed in a bid to bring a one-time record-breaking Germany youth international to Ibrox this summer.

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