Some Rangers are getting excited after a twitter exchange involving one of Ibrox’s brightest young stars.
Glenn Middleton burst onto the scene at Rangers over the first half of the 2018/19 season.
He turned out 24 times for the senior team before the winter break, scoring five times. However, despite outstanding Reserve team performances, he only mustered three first-team appearances after the turn of the year.
He’ll be hoping for more opportunities next season, but could he be sharing the Ibrox dressing room with a Scotland youth international teammate?
On Friday evening, he quoted a tweet from the Arsenal Academy, which bid farewell to Charlie Gilmour.
‘Big things coming up…’ said Middleton, before tagging the 20-year-old midfielder and adding a heart emoji.
That use of ellipsis suggests Glenn knows something we don’t about Gilmour’s future. Naturally, plenty of Rangers fans were eager to find out more.
Does it involve 55 👀
— Mark Johnston (@MarkJ1872) June 7, 2019
Please tell me the big things coming up is you coming up the road to the famous
— Cj (@CJ_RFC1872) June 7, 2019
Is this a tease? 🇬🇧
— Rangers Bear (@Rangers4life_) June 7, 2019
The recently departed Gunners youth then got in on the act, too. He responded, saying ‘what are you not telling me bro’, whipping up a storm amongst already excited Bears.
— Mikey//Ske7chE🇬🇧 (@SketchyThaGreat) June 7, 2019
You’re going to Rangers to work under Stevie G
— Sam Uddin (@Officialelsamo) June 7, 2019
— THEBIGBLUEDUCK (@bigblueduck01) June 7, 2019
— Sandy Cameron (@SandyC8572) June 7, 2019
— DJ (@DJ8KEN) June 7, 2019
Gilmour came through the youth ranks at Arsenal and made his debut in the Europa League back in November. Unai Emery afforded him a cameo in a win over Vorskla Poltava. However, he wasn’t given an opportunity in the Premier League.
With the player himself seemingly happy to spark social media speculation, perhaps we can expect a further update on his future soon.
For now, it looks like plenty of Bears have their fingers crossed.