Rangers player could make quirky loan move to Scandinavia - report
Photo by Mark Scates/SNS Group via Getty Images

Rangers player could make quirky loan move to Scandinavia - report

Rangers left-back James Maxwell could make a quirky loan move to Scandinavia during the current transfer window, according to The Athletic.

Maxwell joined the Gers Academy after Falkirk shut down their youth setup in 2018 and has come on leaps and bounds since then.

Maxwell celebrates netting for Queen of the South against Arbroath last season. (Photo by Mark Scates/SNS Group via Getty Images)

The 19-year-old spent last season out on loan at Queen of the South, making 32 appearances and scoring five goals.

He’s now back at Rangers and has been involved in pre-season, starting the first friendly against Partick Thistle and making the bench for the trip to Tranmere Rovers last weekend.

The Scotland youth international wasn’t involved against Arsenal on Saturday afternoon, instead turning out for the B team in their Lowland League opener against Bo’ness United.

However, according to The Athletic, he may soon be swapping Glasgow for Scandinavia.

That’s because he’s reportedly attracting interest from the Norwegian top flight.

It’s suggested that with Maxwell set to be behind both Borna Barisic and Calvin Bassey at Rangers in the short-term, another loan spell would be beneficial for him.

Rangers defender Maxwell could reportedly move to Scandinavia in this window. (Photo by Craig Foy / SNS Group via Getty Images)

What’s more, as the 2021 Eliteserien season is already well underway, he could go on loan there for the second half of the campaign and possibly return to Ibrox prior to the turn of the year.

As well as giving him the opportunity to play first-team football and experience living away from home, the move would hand him a chance to impress sufficiently to earn a new contract, with his current deal set to expire at the end of the season.

Ayr United are also said to be interested in the teenager, but for the reasons listed above, a move to Scandinavia would surely be a better option than a return to the Scottish second tier, a level at which he’s already proven himself.

Meanwhile, another Rangers player who wasn’t involved against Arsenal has reportedly told the club that he wants to leave.