Is door still open for ambitious move for England international?

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LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 09: Ruben Loftus-Cheek of Chelsea runs with the ball under pressduring the UEFA Europa League Semi Final Second Leg match between Chelsea and Eintracht Frankfurt at Stamford Bridge on May 09, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)

With the news Scott Parker’s Fulham are set to take Chelsea’s Ruben Loftus-Cheek on loan, we wonder if this is one Rangers could have snapped up instead.

Sure, Fulham is still Premier League, but the 24-year old, who once had so much promise in the game, and still has a market value of around £20M, has failed to live up to expectations at Stamford Bridge, with just 82 appearances.

Rangers are working on a deal to secure Amiens’ Bongani Zungu, but an English midfielder of the quality of Loftus-Cheek might have been a wonderful addition on loan, had the price been right.

Reports are that the former Crystal Palace man priced himself out of a move to Southampton, so maybe the move wouldn’t have been feasible from a financial point of view, but Rangers are a much bigger club than the side from St Mary’s and of course the great Steven Gerrard is our manager.

Who better in the world of football right now for a midfielder to be coached by?

Either way, Loftus-Cheek might have been out of our budget range, but still, we thought Jermain Defoe would be as well.

Maybe this could have been a viable move for him to kick-start his career?