Summer window Rangers-linked star in superb form speaks out on his future
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Summer window Rangers-linked star in superb form speaks out on his future

An impressive attacking midfield star who was linked with Rangers during the summer transfer window has opened up on his future [The Courier].

Ryan Gauld began his senior career at Dundee United and has since played for the likes of Sporting Lisbon, Hibernian and Farense.

Gauld in Primeira Liga action for Farense last season. (Photo by Gualter Fatia/Getty Images)

He’s been routinely linked with a move to Ibrox throughout his career, with the first links appearing in 2018 via the Scottish Sun during his time at Sporting.

In April, Vital Rangers reported that the former Scotland youth international would consider moving to the Gers from Farense and some speculation continued during the transfer window, but he would eventually join MLS outfit Vancouver Whitecaps on a three-year deal.

He’s made an excellent start to his stint in Canada, notching two goals and two assists in his last five league outings, and is proving a big hit with the Whitecaps fans.

At 25, it’s likely that there’s even more to come from Gauld, but in a blow for any Rangers fans hoping he’ll one day move to Ibrox, he doesn’t see a return to Scotland on the cards any time soon.

“You can never say never but playing in Scotland is not something that’s in my plans right now,” he said [The Courier]. “I can’t look too far ahead as you know what football is like – you can’t plan everything year by year.”

“But in the near future, I don’t see myself in Scotland at any point. I couldn’t tell you where I see myself being. I have three years here at Vancouver Whitecaps and I’m looking to see out the three years here.

“After that who knows where my next step would be? But to be honest I can’t really see it being in Scotland.”

The Rangers-linked Whitecaps star (pictured here playing for Hibs at Ibrox) has spoken out on his future. (Photo by Alan Rennie/Action Plus via Getty Images)

It’s hard to blame Gauld for not planning on returning to Scotland any time soon.

First off, he’s only in the early stages of a lucrative three-year deal with a new club in an incredible part of the world.

Furthermore, during his most recent stint in the Scottish Premiership with Hibs, he didn’t manage to shine quite as brightly as he did in Portugal and is currently doing in the MLS.

His playing style is well suited to less physical overseas leagues and it looks like he’ll be plying his trade away from the country of his birth for some time to come.

In other transfer news, a Premier League club are reportedly monitoring a key Rangers star whose future is uncertain.