In an interview with The News, Portsmouth Kenny Jackett has revealed a transfer clause which may meet the approval of Rangers fans.
Ross McCrorie joined Pompey earlier this month in a season-long loan deal.
— Portsmouth FC (@Pompey) July 5, 2019
Initially, it was reported that the EFL League One club had an option to buy the 21-year-old [Evening Times]. However, that claim has since been dismissed by Gerrard [RangersTV].
In actual fact, the Gers have more control over the deal than first thought. If required, they will be able to bring the youngster back to Ibrox during the winter break.
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‘There is an option to recall him in January,” Jackett told The News, Portsmouth.
“We have two long-term loans at the moment, in Sean Raggett there isn’t (a recall option) and in McCrorie there is. We hope lightning doesn’t strike twice.”
McCrorie is a popular homegrown talent at Ibrox, seen by some fans as a future Rangers captain.
Therefore, it’s pleasing to see the club ensuring they have as much control as possible over his future. Even if he is out on loan.
The hope is that he’ll play week in, week out down on the south coast, aiding his development in a way which wouldn’t be possible back at Rangers.
Now we know that if that if he impresses over the first few months of the season, or if an injury crisis strikes at Ibrox, McCrorie can be whisked back up the road and back into the Gers lineup.