Former Rangers fan favourite Daniel Candeias’ future is uncertain with his Gençlerbirligi deal soon set to expire and the Turkish club in a relegation scrap.

Candeias was a popular figure during his two-year spell at Ibrox, where he made a whopping 97 appearances in all competitions, scoring 14 goals and registering 25 assists.

Daniel Candeias celebrates alongside Alfredo Morelos during a Europa League fixture against Spartak Moscow. (Photo by Sergei FadeichevTASS via Getty Images)

The industrious Portuguese opted to leave Glasgow in the summer of 2019, signing for Gençler on a two-year contract.

His time there may be coming to an end, though, with his deal expiring in a matter of months [Transfermarkt] and no sign of an extension being offered.

Candeias’ future could be linked to that of his current club, who are currently battling to avoid dropping out of the Super Lig.

Right now, it’s a battle they are losing, as they are 21st in a 22-team league that has four relegation spots.

The Ankara-based side are four points from safety and have six games to turn things around, with Candeias likely key to their hopes.

Genclerbirligi v Besiktas - Turkish Super Lig
The former Rangers fan favourite’s future is uncertain with his contract running down and Gençler facing possible relegation. (Photo by Mustafa Murat Kaynak/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)

The 33-year-old has started 32 of their 34 league fixtures to date, scoring four goals and notching seven assists.

He went through a lean period in January and February but has been influential of late, notching an impressive five assists in his last seven appearances.

The former Ibrox favourite may well be playing for his future and it’ll be interesting to see whether or not he can help pull off a similar escape to the one managed by Gençler last season.

In other news, Rangers have received a triple blow ahead of their Scottish Cup quarter-final against St Johnstone.

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