A huge Rangers transfer claim has emerged over Gio van Bronckhorst’s outcast centre-back Jack Simpson’s future in Glasgow…
According to Football Insider, the central defender has instructed his agent to find him a new club at the end of the season.
The report claims that he made the decision after a meeting with the club, after failing to secure an exit from Ibrox on deadline day.
Rangers fans will surely be buzzing with this news as it suggests that the former Bournemouth man will be on his way out in the summer.
They will be pleased with this as he has been a failure of a signing who is not contributing anything on the pitch at the moment. He has not played a single match outside of the Scottish Cup since Gio van Bronckhorst arrived in November, suggesting that the Dutch head coach does not deem him good enough for his side.
The ex-Feyenoord boss has selected John Lundstram at centre-back ahead of him – against Motherwell recently – and this shows how far down the pecking order he is. Connor Goldson, Leon Balogun, Calvin Bassey, James Sands, Filip Helander and Lundstram are all ahead of him and his game time – or lack thereof – has reflected this.
Former Scotland international Frank McAvennie previously blasted the defender, saying:
“Hibs are on fire and they really know what they are doing. They will fancy their chances. They know Simpson is the weak link. You expect he will start with the Goldson issue.
“He’s not had a great time of it so far, he barely played last season. We’ll see what happens but I expect Boyle will run rings around him.”
These comments suggest that he struggled when he was given an opportunity under Steven Gerrard, which could be why van Bronckhorst has been reluctant to select him. The Dutchman has been able to see him in training over the last few months and has seemingly not seen enough from the Englishman to believe that he can make an impact on the team.
Therefore, fans will be buzzing to see him leave the club in the summer as he is not good enough for Rangers and is currently wasting a space in the squad that could be filled by a player with the potential to make the starting XI in the Premiership. It is now down to Ross Wilson to get the best deal possible for Simpson and to get him out of the door as quickly as possible.