Rangers midfielder Scott Arfield has announced his international retirement from the Canadian national team.
The 33-year-old represented Canada on 19 occasions and featured for the team in two Gold Cups as well as numerous World Cup qualifiers.
Although Arfield was born in Scotland and represented the nation at youth level, he qualified to play for Canada through his father and made his debut in 2016.
This news comes as Canada sits in a healthy position to qualify for the 2022 World Cup to be held in Qatar as they chase a second appearance at the biggest stage of all.
What does the future hold for Scott Arfield?
Arfield’s contract expires at the end of the current season and the recent announcement of his international retirement is a declaration that he wants to give his all for the club going forward.
There has been recent interest in him from Turkey, with both Alanyaspor and Hatayspor [Dailymail] reportedly interested in signing the Canadian international.
Under Steven Gerrard, the player didn’t have much of an impact during the start of the season, as the club stagnated following the excellent league-winning campaign.
Ever since Giovanni van Bronckhorst has taken the Ibrox reins, Arfield has been reborn. He has featured in all nine matches so far and has become an important member of the squad as we aim to retain our title.
It remains to be seen whether the Dutchman will offer the midfielder a new contract, although his performances potentially merit a further extension, the manager might want to bring in more new faces.
Whatever happens, Arfield has been one of our most consistent performers during his spell at the club and his contribution to winning league title number 55 won’t be forgotten.