Rangers-linked star back impressing, available for free in summer
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Rangers-linked star back impressing, available for free in summer

Rangers-linked Jed Wallace is back impressing for Millwall following an injury and is set to be available for free in the summer.

In September 2021, Football League World reported that the Gers were one of a number of clubs monitoring Wallace, with his contract set to expire at the end of the season.

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Later that month, the same outlet suggested that the Gers and rivals Celtic had the advantage in the race to snap up the 27-year-old on a pre-contract.

Nottingham Forest, Middlesbrough and Besiktas are amongst the clubs to be linked with Wallace more recently [The Sun] and Millwall reportedly rejected two ‘derisory’ offers from unnamed clubs during the January transfer window.

A quad injury picked up in late December ruled Wallace out of action during January, though, and he ended up staying put at the Den.

Millwall haven’t managed to tie him down to a new deal either, though, so as things stand, he’ll become a free agent at the end of the season.

Would Wallace be a smart free transfer for Rangers?

It’s clear that there’s a lot of interest in the Englishman, but that’s unsurprising given his versatility and performance levels over the past few seasons.

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This campaign alone, despite missing all of last month, Wallace has five goals and seven assists to his name in the Championship, and has operated as a winger, an attacking midfielder and as a second striker.

He’s back in form right now, too.

After making his return as a substitute in a defeat to Fulham earlier this month, he played the full 90 minutes of a win over Cardiff City and then on Tuesday night, he was influential in a 2-0 victory over QPR.

Following nice interplay on the right flank, Wallace played a wonderful diagonal that led to the opening goal and then he assisted the second with a brilliant flick which released substitute Tyler Burey.

Wallace will turn 28 next month, so he isn’t the kind of signing who could make the club big money down the line.

But he’s an impressive player whose performance levels suggest he could make an immediate impact at Ibrox and the prospect of European football would surely be attractive to him.

Meanwhile, an 18-year-old with an ‘elite mindset’ is targeting a first-team breakthrough at Ibrox in the near future.