Rangers-linked winger Albert Guðmundsson has turned down a contract extension with AZ Alkmaar amid recent interest from the Gers [DailyRecord].
The Icelandic winger has been at the Eredivisie club since 2018 and has been in stellar form this season, featuring in 26 matches in all competitions, contributing six goals and two assists for the club.
With the form that the player has been in, it is only natural that the club would want to tie him down to a longer contract, however, the AZ Alkmaar football director Max Huiberts has stated that he has turned down an extension.
“Albert has indicated that he will not sign up for the time being,” Huiberts said [VoetbalInternational].
“On the other hand, Albert knows that if we have to choose between equal players in his position, there is a chance that preference will be given to a player with a permanent contract.”
These comments suggest that the 24-year-old will be free to sign a pre-contract agreement with a club as of now and can leave for free in the summer.
Albert Guðmundsson could be a good fit for Rangers
Both Rangers and Celtic [ScottishDailyExpress] have been linked with the player, although the Gers could be ahead of their rivals due to a family connection.
Albert Sigurður Guðmundsson was the great-grandfather of the AZ man and he featured for the Ibrox side in the mid-1940s before playing at Arsenal and Ac Milan
This could give the blue side of Glasgow an advantage in the pursuit of the winger as we look to improve our options out wide.
Giovanni van Bronckhorst could do a lot worse than secure the signature of the player as he aims to retune the squad.