According to The Daily Record, Glasgow Rangers striker Greg Stewart is ‘likely’ heading for the Ibrox exit.
The 30-year-old has barely featured at all since the start of this season, having made just two appearances in the Scottish Premiership and one apiece in the League Cup and the Europa League qualifying rounds.
If you look at the numbers, it’s hardly surprising – since his arrival on a free transfer in 2019, Stewart has scored just three goals and supplied six assists across all competitions, via Transfermarkt.
Now, it seems he is considered surplus to requirements with his contract set to expire at the end of this season.
Stewart, who earns around £6,200-per-week at G51, is one of the club’s lowest-paid players, but the fact remains that he is still very much stealing a living at Ibrox.
He was never going to be one of the first names on the team sheet, while he has been relegated to the role of a fringe player after the arrivals of Cedric Itten and Kemar Roofe in the summer, but it’s fair to say that he has now served his purpose.
It seems baffling that Ross Wilson and co. couldn’t offload the outcast in the summer, especially when you consider the fact they brought in two backup options for Alfredo Morelos in Itten and Roofe.
In fact, it’s worth remembering that the former Birmingham City striker has so far failed to find the back of the net in each of his past four appearances for Steven Gerrard’s side. With Jermain Defoe showing no signs of slowing down anytime soon, Rangers have ample options upfront, and it’s an area in which they are well covered to juggle both domestic and European competitions.
Ridding themselves of Stewart in January would reduce their wage bill and Gerrard could in turn use the surplus cash to prioritise other positions in the winter transfer market. If push comes to shove, he must be shown the Ibrox exit door sooner rather than later.