Speaking exclusively to Football FanCast, former Rangers defender Michael Ball believes Andros Townsend may have held talks with his old side over a move to Scotland this summer.
Townsend is currently a free agent after his Crystal Palace contract expired last month, with the 29-year-old currently doing some work for talkSPORT.
On the radio station (via the Daily Record), Townsend recently revealed he would be open to joining Rangers or their city rivals as he considers his options.
And Ball has since suggested that something could already be in the works. In an exclusive interview with FFC, the ex-Rangers star said:
“He’s 29, so he’s in his prime. He’s a free agent and could be a gamble worth paying for Steven Gerrard and Rangers Football Club.
“He’s got the experience to pass down to the players around him, but he’s also still got the ability to push Rangers to the next level as well.
“I’m sure a conversation’s probably taken place and if it can happen, it’d be great for both parties.”
With his Premier League experience, Townsend would surely be a coup for Rangers. Across spells with Palace, Tottenham, Newcastle United and Queens Park Rangers, the winger has amassed 243 appearances (per Transfermarkt).
And, as already mentioned, he is still in his prime at 29. Ultimately, if Townsend is willing to join the club, this looks like a no-brainer for the Scottish Premiership champions.