Rangers star in permanent transfer claim amid reports of £4.5m clause


Rangers star in permanent transfer claim amid reports of £4.5m clause

Rangers loanee and versatile USA international James Sands has claimed that he wants to make his move from NYC to Ibrox permanent amid reports the Gers have a £4.5m option to buy in his loan contract.

The Gers secured an 18-month loan deal for the defensive midfielder – who can also play at right and centre back – back in January.

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And after only six months at the club James Sands, 22, is already sold on signing a longer term deal with the Glasgow giants after being blown away by life at Rangers.

This comes amid reports originating in the USA that suggest Rangers will need to pay up to £4.5m as part of their option-to-buy with MLS club NYCFC to make the deal permanent.

USA international wants to make Rangers move permanent

According to several reports at the time, Rangers held off several Bundesliga clubs to convince James Sands to move to Ibrox.

USA football journalist Tom Bogert would then claim that it will take $6m or £4.5m to make the deal permanent, with the journalist tipping Rangers to fork out for James Sands come the end of the season.

And speaking to leading fan media Four Lads Had a Dream, in an exclusive interview we urge everybody to go ahead and read, this is something Sands would not be against.

“Obviously I would love it (to join permanently)!” Explains Sands.

“It’s a big club you know and anybody would be lucky to play here. A little bit is out of your hands, you have to be performing and playing well to earn that opportunity.

“As I said a lot of it is out with my control so I’m just going to focus on playing football and doing my best.”

Please go ahead and click the link to Four Lads Had a Dream to read more about James Sands’ ambitions at Rangers and which ex-USA international helped sell the Gers to the versatile midfielder.

Whilst it’s clear that James Sands would like the chance to move to Rangers permanently, he’s clearly under no illusions that it will take good performances to convince the club to splash the cash on him.

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Whilst the midfielder makes no mention of the reported transfer fee, if the reports of £4.5m are accurate it’s a substantial amount for Rangers to shell out and James Sands will need to prove his worth between the first whistle and the last this season.

Meanwhile, an ex-Man United kid has been opening up on his Rangers ambitions after being spotted at an open Ibrox training day.