As Ibrox Noise revealed some days ago, Middlesbrough are intending to make a move for out-of-favour John Lundstram, managed as they are by Chris Wilder who wanted to keep Lundstram at Sheffield United.
The 27-year old English holding midfielder has had a mixed bag of it at Ibrox, following an indifferent start to life in Govan, before finding his feet in a more familiar holding role in the 6 position.
But just as he was starting to get some rhythm, former boss Steven Gerrard, who took him north, left for Aston Villa and it’s somewhat set the scouser back a tad, and he’s fallen out of favour with new boss Gio van Bronckhorst.
The new man prefers Glen Kamara and Scott Arfield in the pivot at present, with Lunny reduced to a bit of a supporting act, so he will be considering his options at this point and the Championship with his other ex boss may be one of them.
It is worth remembering Lundstram came to Ibrox for two reasons – CL and Steven Gerrard, the latter being the biggest.
Lundstram grew up idolising Steven Gerrard as a Liverpool fan and the chance to play for him was way too big a lure to reject.
The CL was also a big pull too, and Rangers remain on course for that, but the exit of SG has somewhat put Lundstram’s time at Ibrox on edge a touch, and his profile has reduced completely since GVB came in.
So would he welcome a move? Probably. It’s unclear if it’s loan or sale, but Rangers can certainly demand a few quid if Boro want him permanently.
We’ll see how it develops.