Links in the past few days connecting Rangers again with young Billy Gilmour on loan couldn’t have come at a worse time.
Rangers finally found their Barry Ferguson in the outstanding John Lundstram, and the former Sheffield man has completely owned the midfield the past few months for the Famous.
Which makes any move for £10M-rated Gilmour a lot more redundant than it might have been.
Don’t get us wrong, he’s an outstanding player, a real piece of quality in midfield and he’s the future of the Scottish national team.
But Aaron Ramsey is an example of why bringing in a great player for an unneeded position doesn’t tend to work out too well, and as great as Billy is, we’ve sown that slot up completely in Lundstram and Davis (albeit he’s certainly reaching the end of his career).
So would we reject Gilmour?
Well, Rangers’ recent luck in the loans department, aside maybe Davis and Defoe, and certainly Kent, has been completely rotten, with either young useless pups or washed-up past its.
We do best signing players permanently with a lot more hits than misses, and while Gilmour isn’t past it or a young dud, we can’t help feeling his and Rangers’ name are just being used to get attention.
Still, ultimately? Probably wouldn’t say no. How can you?