Is Hyndman signing for Hibs an opportunity lost for Rangers?
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Is Hyndman signing for Hibs an opportunity lost for Rangers?

Emerson Hyndman has signed for Hibs in a surprise six-month loan that sees the American international come back to Scotland.

The young midfield playmaker previously impressed during a loan spell with Rangers in the latter half of the 16/17 season.

During the spell, the young playmaker scored four goals and contributed four assists in 13 league appearances for Rangers. Fans by and large appreciated the efforts of the youngster and warmed to his creative yet combative style.

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND – APRIL 23: Emerson Hyndman of Rangers and Scott Brown of Celtic compete for the ball during the Scottish Cup Semi-Final match between Celtic and Rangers at Hampden Park on April 23, 2017 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

His finest moment in a Rangers shirt came at Celtic Park. Hyndman spun and let off a strong effort to the bottom left hand corner in the final minute for Craig Gordon to save, only for Clint Hill to rush on to the ball and tap it in.

With Rangers struggling for numbers in the middle of the park, perhaps a move for the youngster would’ve supplied much needed backup in the position.

That said, perhaps the fact he is signing for Hibs and not Rangers is testament to how much the squad has improved since Hyndman was last there.

Either way there is no doubting the raw talent of the young Texan, and Rangers fans will be left wondering what might’ve been.

Hibs have had a cash injection following the sale of John McGinn to Aston Villa in the English Championship and he is a strong addition of the Edinburgh club.

Eligible to play in Europe, he will go a small way to replacing the void left by Hibs talismanic midfielder.