Rangers set to seek trade including Ibrox fan as Middlesbrough eyes move
Rangers could have said goodbye to John Lundstram just months after luring him to Ibrox – with Middlesbrough keen. Surely Gers should consider a swap, asking for Rangers fan Paddy McNair as part of a deal?
Lundstram, 27, left Sheffield United on a free transfer in the summer to join Rangers – after rejecting the chance to stay at Bramall Lane. Of course, he worked under Chris Wilder, who is now Middlesbrough manager.
The Record reports that Wilder is considering a meeting at the Riverside. Lundstram has been in and out of the squad, but with Scotland star Ryan Jack back from injury he could see his playing time cut even further.
However, with Steven Davis out of contract and potentially in his final season at Ibrox, Gers will need to bring in a replacement. So surely a swap deal makes sense – asking McNair in a swap deal?
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McNair, 27, is a Rangers fan according to the Sun. Although he was linked with Celtic in 2019, the midfielder is a Gers supporter – and a Davis team-mate at international level, with 49 caps for Northern Ireland.
Joining Middlesbrough in 2018 for £5million (Sun), he showed quality glimpses but struggled to remain injury-free and consistent. But he’s easily good enough for the Rangers midfield, if Gers consider him.
If Rangers are to lose Lundstram, who remains an important part of the squad under new manager Gio van Bronckhorst, then Gers will surely have to consider including McNair – in what would likely be a direct swap.
This would see Rangers immediately replace the loss of Lundstram, who would likely be tempted to reunite with Wilder. Whether Boro wants to lose McNair, however, is an entirely different matter.
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