Rangers back-up goalkeeper Wes Foderingham has been linked with a move to Championship Middlesbrough [Daily Mail] as his contract runs down at Rangers.
Formerly first choice under Mark Warburton and Pedro Caixinha, the now 28-year-old has spent the last season and a half behind Allan McGregor.
With McGregor extending his stay at Rangers for another season [Rangers], Foderingham faces the prospect of another year on the bench should he stay at Rangers.
But there’s an argument here that this is the exact same fate he could face at the Riverside should Middlesbrough make their reported interest concrete.
The Championship strugglers currently have the highly-rated Darren Randolph between the sticks and Foderingham would find it hard to shift the ROI international.
Premier League West Ham have been credited with an interest in Randolph amid a goalkeeping crisis and it remains to be seen whether this would be a transfer or loan move if the Hammers opt to move for the player.
Foderingham needs guaranteed first-team football and with his best interests at heart, a move to Middlesbrough may depend on the future of Randolph.
Boro are also highly unlikely to be the only interested party in what is a talented goalkeeper.
Foderingham is an influential player behind the scenes at Ibrox and one of the longest-serving at the club having joined in the revolutionary summer of 2015.
Wes deserves more first-team opportunities somewhere and will leave to a grateful fan base.
Let’s hope his next move, wherever that may be, offers the likeable goalkeeper the opportunity.