Steven Gerrard has tonight made a big statement by rejecting a loan exit to Dundee for Ross McCrorie as part of a deal to bring Glen Kamara to Ibrox now.
McCrorie, whose form of late has been outstanding, attracted attention from Championship side Swansea who were expected to make a bid – as yet none has materialised, but with the Dee trying to nab the rising star of Ibrox away on a 6-month loan, it would have guaranteed the signature of the Finnish international now.
But Gerrard evidently values the Auchenhowie graduate as a first-team member and wasn’t willing to use him as a makeweight to get his Dens Park man now.
It’s a big statement – and it does slightly question why Rangers are in the market for so many central and defensive midfielders, such as Kamara himself, if we aren’t intending to shift any of the existing ones.
Moreover, this certainly promotes the idea McCrorie will play a far bigger role this year at Ibrox.
A good decision.