The Scottish Sun has claimed that both Glenn Middleton and Jake Hastie will leave Ibrox on-loan this summer.

And whilst the claims about the newly signed Hastie might come as a surprise, for Glenn Middleton it immediately makes more sense.

The 19-year old broke through into the Gers side last year in a flurry of direct wing-play, assists and goals. He even got his chance in Europe.

Middleton played 27 times for Rangers last season, scoring five goals and laying on another five. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

But in the latter half of the campaign, Glenn toiled with the expectation. It’s normal for young players, particularly at big clubs.

There can absolutely no doubting the boy’s talent. An absolute worldie in the Glasgow Cup final against Celtic at the tail end of the last campaign is a testament to that.

 

He is a big part of the club’s future and there is a weight of expectancy on the young man’s broad shoulders. But Middleton is determined to succeed and knows the ability he possesses.

A loan move makes sense in the wake of signing Jordan Jones and transfer interest in Ryan Kent [Daily Mail], Sheyi Ojo [Daily Record] and Greg Stewart.

The arrival of Jordan Jones will make it much harder for Middleton to get into the first team. (Photo By Ramsey Cardy/Sportsfile via Getty Images)

If Rangers can get him the right loan move, he’ll return to Ibrox an even better player. We’ve seen it work with Greg Docherty and Jordan Rossiter.

Why can’t it work for the former Norwich City youth starlet?

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