A major development has emerged on Rangers ace Ciaran Dickson, regarding his future at Ibrox.
According to The Scottish Sun, Rangers midfielder Ciaran Dickson is set to leave this summer after falling out with the higher-ups at the club. The report does not state exactly what happened between Dickson and the club, but the youngster is now poised to depart on a free transfer, despite recently extending his contract.
English Premier League side Burnley are said to be preparing to swoop for the teenager upon his exit from Ibrox as Sean Dyche plots to add a bright prospect to his squad. The Clarets plan to take Dickson to Turf Moor before loaning him out to gain first-team experience.
Rangers boss Steven Gerrard will be left fuming by this news as it appears as though the club are set to lose a promising young talent. The Sun has claimed that Dickson is one of the most highly-rated players in Scottish football, suggesting that this is potentially a major blow for the Gers, perhaps in the long term rather than the short term.
Dickson was handed his first-team debut by Gerrard last season, which was his only appearance of the campaign, and this shows that the former Liverpool midfielder believes he is good enough to play at senior level.
The Scottish Champions’ head of academy development Graeme Murty heaped praise on the “wonderful” midfielder earlier this year, to emphasise his quality and how big of a loss this could be to the club in the future.
“Ciaran is a really interesting guy because he possesses some wonderful technique, we are still building things onto him in terms of capacity and in terms of understanding but he deals with the ball very very well.”
The 5ft 8 gem has potential that is yet to be realised and Rangers may end up looking back on this situation with regret if he goes to Burnley and ends up becoming a star in the Premier League.
Gerrard will likely be angry that he will not get the chance to develop Dickson on the training pitch and will now be forced to watch his progress from afar in the years to come.