Rangers manager Michael Beale could decide to offload Jon McLaughlin at the end of the season, according to a report.

Rangers could sell goalkeeper Jon McLaughlin

The Daily Record have reported that Rangers manager Beale wants to sign a new goalkeeper in the summer transfer window.

Jack Butland is a player the Gers really want.

However, the former Scottish Premiership champions will have to offload players to free up budget for new players.

And, according to The Daily Record, “McLaughlin is likely to be made available”.

Allan McGregor is out of contract at Rangers as well.

Verdict: No big miss for Rangers

In our view, Jon McLaughlin will not be a big miss if Rangers sell him in the summer transfer window.

Jon McLaughlin
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The Scotland international is 35 now and is a back-up goalkeeper at the Gers.

If Rangers are to progress on the pitch and challenge for the Scottish Premiership title in the coming years, then they need someone better and younger between the posts.

Butland does fit the bill.

The 30-year-old Englishman is on loan at Manchester United from Crystal Palace at the moment.

That the Red Devils have Butland even a squad player shows just how good he is.

McLaughlin has made 10 appearances in the Scottish Premiership, one in the UEFA Champions League and one in the Scottish League Cup for Rangers this season.

Rangers signed McLaughlin in the summer of 2020 when Steven Gerrard was in charge of the Gers.

Gerrard described the goalkeeper as “a vastly experienced professional who will add strength and depth”.

McLaughlin signed a new contract with Rangers in January 2022 until the summer of 2024.

Then Sporting Director, Ross Wilson, described the Scotsman as “a fantastic professional both on and off the pitch”.

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