Reported Rangers transfer target Thomas Robert has suffered a setback just days after suggesting it would be a ‘dream’ to move to Ibrox.

Robert has turned heads with his performances for Airdrieonians so far this season following his summer move from Montpellier.

Livingston v Airdrie - Betfred Cup

Robert celebrates scoring against Livingston in the League Cup. (Photo by Craig Foy/SNS Group via Getty Images)

Rangers, Celtic, Hibernian and Hearts are amongst the sides reportedly interested in the versatile 20-year-old [Scottish Sun], who can play in midfield, on the wing or up front.

Responding to the alleged interest, Robert said last week that “it’s a dream for me to play with a big team like Celtic, Rangers or in the English Premier League” [Lanarkshire Live Sport]

However, the Frenchman will be unable to further impress scouts for at least three weeks after the SFA’s decision to suspend all leagues below the Championship.

 

It’s a blow for the player, who has spoken of his desire to play games above all else, and for his agent, who was fanning the speculation around his client in the media just last week [Daily Record].

Rangers Livingston v Airdrie - Betfred Cup

Reported Rangers transfer target Robert has suffered a setback to his progress. (Photo by Craig Foy/SNS Group via Getty Images)

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It remains to be seen whether or not the Gers or another Premiership club feel they already know enough about Robert to take the ‘couple of hundred thousand’ pound gamble that may be required to prize him from Airdrie.

If not, the player faces a substantial period on the sidelines, with no guarantee that the suspension of League One will only last for the stated three weeks, given the Covid-19 situation in Scotland.

Robert isn’t the only player Rangers have been linked with, though, and a promising 23-year-old striker has set out what it will take for him to be convinced to leave his current club.

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