Rangers tell £2M playmaker he can leave as Gio moves in

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Rangers tell £2M playmaker he can leave as Gio moves in
Rangers' Dutch manager Giovanni van Bronckhorst speaks during a press conference at Ibrox Stadium in Glasgow on October 31, 2022, on the eve of their UEFA Champions League Group A football match against Ajax. (Photo by ANDY BUCHANAN / AFP) (Photo by ANDY BUCHANAN/AFP via Getty Images)

As Ibrox Noise broke to you months ago, Rangers and Philippe Clement told playmaker Tom Lawrence he was surplus to requirements and could leave this summer.

He’s another one with endemic injury issues and Rangers are working on a massive clear out of such players, with, as mentioned earlier, Ryan Jack and Kemar Roofe already gone, and technically Abdallah Sima joining them as well.

All players who had massive injury issues last season are generally being discarded where feasible, and in Lawrence’s case, he has a lot of interested parties seeking his signature.

With Premier League new boys Ipswich looking at him alongside Championship cracks Sheffield, Giovanni van Bronckhorst’s new side Besiktas are also interested in acquiring his services, and with his contract containing just over a year on it, Lawrence is set to make Rangers a profit from the Bosman contract he originally signed in 2022.

He is definitely not part of the picture going forward at Ibrox – himself and Ben Davies are two of the Gio 2022 summer signings that have been told to find new clubs this summer, and Rangers seek to secure at least around £2M for Lawrence, who is the wrong side of 30 but still has a decent value.

Will he go to Turkey? England? Lawrence is at the stage of his career now where making some big cash becomes a bigger deal than the minutes he gets, and he’ll want somewhere with a big payday for his bank account.

He’s had injury issues badly for the past 24 months, only actually managing 41 appearances for the club, which is rather poor of a possible 115 matches over the past two seasons, excluding friendlies.

Thankfully his being a free means Rangers have only really wasted £3M on wages. Well, we say ‘only’, that’s still cash better used elsewhere.

Hopefully Gio or anyone else takes the lad off our hands.

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