Rangers winger subject of Premiership transfer approach – report
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Rangers winger subject of Premiership transfer approach – report

Rangers winger Glenn Middleton has been the subject of a transfer approach from Scottish Premiership rivals Dundee United, according to a report.

Football Scotland are claiming that Jack Ross’ side have officially contacted the Ibrox club with a view to moving for the 22-year-old winger.

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This comes after Rangers added the likes of Rabbi Matondo to the squad in a £2.5m deal from Bundesliga outfit Schalke 04, thus diminishing the young Scottish winger’s chances further.

The report claims that Dundee United are in need of attacking reinforcements ahead of the new season and that Glenn Middleton is also open to a move out of Ibrox.

But the Arabs are also said to be facing some competition for the Ibrox wide man’s signature with ex-Wales boss Chris Coleman another said to be a big fan of the player.

Currently in charge of Greek Super League side Atromitos, Coleman could yet make an approach for Glenn Middleton, who has featured sparingly in pre-season at Ibrox.

It also claimed that Middleton was set to move to the MLS last season with Orlando City but a deal was scuppered by St Johnstone boss Calum Davidson, who wanted the winger to stick around on loan as the McDiarmid Park side battled relegation.

Dundee United linked to Rangers winger Glenn Middleton

Glenn Middleton has spent the last 18 months on loan at St Johnstone and had difficult stints at both Hibernian and Bradford City the campaign before.

At 22-years-old it’s perhaps time for the winger to find the right place to find consistency in his career and it makes sense for all parties to move the Rangers winger on.

By the same token, it is difficult to see the Scotland U21 international shifting the likes of Ryan Kent, Rabbi Matondo, Tom Lawrence and Fashion Sakala so it’s unrealistic to believe Rangers can give Glenn the minutes he needs.

Now in the final year of his deal, it makes more sense for Rangers to recoup a transfer fee for Glenn Middleton and if Dundee United have approached they may need to cough up a little.

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Once the blue-eyed boy of the Rangers youth set-up, Middleton was handed a debut in 2018 by Steven Gerrard just months after joining the club’s Academy from Norwich.

But after an explosive first season with the Light Blues, where Middleton netted five goals and laid on five assists in 28 games as an 18-year-old, the winger has found opportunities limited.

Meanwhile, imminent Rangers exit claims appear to have been quashed by one player’s appearance in a pre-season friendly.