Gauld currently plays for Farense in Portugal and was first linked with the Gers in 2018 [Scottish Sun].
He had a superb 2020/21 season in the Primeira Liga, scoring nine goals and notching seven assists, despite his side being relegated to the second tier.
He’s out of contract this summer and is said to have a number of offers on the table.
Vital Rangers claimed last month that he would ‘consider’ a move to Ibrox, but it’s Celtic who have been more closely linked with the 25-year-old.
Transfermarkt’s Manuel Veth has asserted that the Hoops and Sporting Lisbon are both interested in a swoop but citing an AFTN report, he claims that the Whitecaps are currently frontrunners.
It’s asserted that the MLS side have offered Gauld a three-year deal that would see him earn $3m (£2.15m) a year if he moves to Canada.
More on Ryan Gauld to #VWFC. Several clubs, incuding #Sporting are interested in Farense’s playmaker. Another club watching him is #Celtic. That would explain Vancouver’s substantial bid for the player. https://t.co/E9umBEefPA
— Manuel Veth (@ManuelVeth) June 22, 2021
Based on these latest updates, it doesn’t really look as though the Gers are genuinely in the running to sign the former Dundee United academy starlet.
Based the quality of his performances in a strong league last season he would be a good signing on a free for most clubs and a possible replacement for exit-linked Ryan Christie at Parkhead.
The money and lifestyle on offer in Vancouver could prove to be too tempting to turn down, though, and his stint away from Scottish football may continue.
Rangers have been more heavily linked with Bright Osayi-Samuel and Rangers News spoke exclusively to an EFL expert earlier this week to get some insight into the pacy winger.