Rangers have suffered a huge blow in their hopes of bringing MK Dons left-back Matthew Sorinola to Ibrox this summer, with recent reports suggesting that he has agreed a move to Royale Union Saint-Gilloise, which will surely frustrate Steven Gerrard.
According to TEAMtalk, the 20-year-old defender is set to join the Belgian side this summer after announcing that he will depart Stadium MK upon the expiry of his contract.
The report suggests that there was heavy interest from the Premier League, Championship, Rangers and their Old Firm rivals, yet he has made the bold decision to join Union SG, who have just celebrated promotion to the Belgian top-flight.
Sorinola had won a lot of plaudits for his performances with MK Dons this season, making 34 appearances for Russell Martin’s side this season, contributing one goal and four assists in England’s third tier.
Rangers have been forced to deploy Joe Aribo at left-back in recent fixtures following the injury suffered by Borna Barisic and suspension to Calvin Bassey, which perhaps highlights a lack of depth in that area.
Therefore, Sorinola’s signing would have made a lot of sense for the Ibrox outfit this summer, as he would have been available on a free transfer and would have been a long-term option for the Gers at left-back.
Martin was full of praise for the young defender earlier in the season, saying:
“He’s a fantastic boy with a great attitude whose head has no doubt been turned in the last month, no doubt about it.”
It is something of a surprise that Sorinola has seemingly turned down interest from the likes of Rangers to make the move to Union SG and given his obvious potential, Gerrard should be fuming that Ross Wilson wasn’t able to convince the youngster to make the move to Ibrox ahead of next season.