Rangers have taken former Arsenal winger Nathan Tormey on trial, according to a report, afterthe 20-year-old rejected a new deal at the Emirates over the summer.

The Sun report that after turning down a three-year deal with Mikel Arterta’s side, Tormey could win a contract at Ibrox if he impresses Gerrard and his coaching staff.

Arsenal U23 v Villarreal U23 - Premier League International Cup BOREHAMWOOD, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 27: Nathan Tormey of Arsenal takes on Ivan Morante Ruiz of Villarreal during the match between Arsenal U23 and Villarreal at Meadow Park on November 27, 2019 in Borehamwood, England. Rangers

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When he left Arsenal at the end of June, the winger thanked everyone at the club on social media and admitted he was looking forward to a new challenge

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“I appreciate the offer of a new 3 year contract but I feel now is the time for me to move on. I would like to thank all the people at the club who have helped me become the player I am today and wish them all the best for the future. I am looking forward to a new challenge”

 

From August last year until mid-January he played in every single league game for Arsenal’s under 23s as well as all of their EFL Trophy and Premier League International Cup fixtures, scoring  five goals and chipping in with a single assist before suffering an ACL injury which ended his season.

Peterborough United v Arsenal U21: Leasing.com Cup PETERBOROUGH, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 01: Nathan Tormey of Arsenal takes on Rhys Bennett of Peterborough during the Leasing.com Cup match between Peterborough United and Arsenal U21 at Weston Homes Stadium on October 01, 2019 in Peterborough, England. Rangers

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It seems likely he’s be looked at, initially, to join Kevin Thomson’s B team but he pacey left-footed winger looks to have a really good pedigree and it wouldn’t be a surprise to see him at least earn a short-term deal.

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While there will be concerns over his fitness after his knee injury, if he can prove to the Rangers medical staff that he is fully recovered then it is something that should be fairly easily managed.

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