Rangers’ summer window continues unabashed, but over the past two days, significant doubts about the movements of two players has punctuated transfer activity.
In recent days it had been widely reported that midfielder Greg Docherty was to leave on loan, much to the displeasure of the majority of the Rangers fanbase. English League One Sunderland appeared to be the destination, but former St Mirren boss Jack Ross, now manager at the Stadium of Light, has suggested he has no interest in the former Hamilton man, claiming other positions are a ‘priority’. He has reportedly stopped short of outright denying it, only ‘playing it down’ to the Sunderland Echo rather than explicitly rejecting.
Meanwhile the saga for Millwall’s Jake Cooper has received a huge dent to Rangers with the latest news being Rangers’ reported fourth bid apparently rejected for the 23-year old stopper and the Lions’ abject refusal to entertain any bids for him. Sky Sources report Millwall are under no pressure or obligation to sell the defender, and simply have no desire to do so. In short, he is a player they wish to retain, and short of an absolutely massive ‘offer they can’t refuse’, Jake Cooper will not be joining Rangers under pretty much any circumstances.
Of course, if the player himself wishes to join Rangers, then a transfer request would be the obvious solution, but to date, he himself has shown no obvious interest in leaving Millwall and is contracted to them for another two years.
However, in (marginally) better news Liverpool winger Ryan Kent is due to have a medical today and complete his loan switch to Ibrox. Likely a contingency plan to failing to secure Harry Wilson, winger Kent will give Steven Gerrard further options for the flanks, and being bi-footed can be deployed on either side.