A big Rangers claim has been made regarding the fitness of on-loan Ibrox midfielder Aaron Ramsey and whether he’ll play again soon for Giovanni van Bronckhorst.
A pundit has reacted to the Welshman reportedly paying £30k to bring specialists in to work with him in Glasgow.
Danny Mills has explained what this course of action means for his intentions for the rest of the 2021/22 Premiership campaign.
He told Football Insider: “He’s doing everything he possibly can to get fully fit. Sometimes a physio who knows the injury and knows the player is beneficial.
“He’s not being disrespectful to the Rangers medical staff, he’s got a long-term issue that they have dealt with a long time. They know what it is and, hopefully, know how to treat it.
“He’ll work in the conjunction with them and the Rangers staff. If he is prepared to do that, good on him. He clearly wants to be fit and wants to play.”
Specialist treatment for Ramsey right now will surely come as a huge boost to Rangers because it likely means he’ll be fit to return sooner rather than later.
That eventually is something that will undoubtedly leave van Bronckhorst feeling elated, primarily because it shows a strong desire from Ramsey to make this transfer work.
The additional effort he is putting in to get himself back in shape shows that he is not in Glasgow to collect his wages, have some time away from Italy, and then head back to Juventus in the summer.
He wants to play football and he wants to have an impact on the pitch for the Gers, which is highlighted by these quotes from Mills and his actions over the past week or so.
Ramsey’s career statistics suggest that he will be a major player for Rangers if he is able to rediscover his fitness and thus, the idea that he’s doing all he can to return as soon as possible could be a season-defining one in the race for the Premiership.
After all, if he finds his top form, they’ll have one of the best players in the league on their hands. He managed an impressive 130 direct goal contributions across 371 competitive matches for Arsenal throughout his career, with former Gunners centre-back Per Mertesacker dubbing him a “maestro”, before producing 12 in 70 for Juventus.
The Wales international has been able to deliver quality at the top level over the course of a number of years and this evidence illustrates the potential impact he can have on the Scottish giants. This is another reason why van Bronckhorst will be buzzing with his attempts to resolve his injury issues.
Having another player with the quality to score and create goals on a regular basis will surely only be a positive for Rangers, as it increases their chances of winning games by finding the back of the net more regularly. Hopefully, Ramsey’s work will pay off and he will turn out to be the player his reputation paints him to be.