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Rangers: Interest in Rothwell has gone quiet

A key claim has emerged on Blackburn beast Joe Rothwell, regarding Glasgow giants Rangers’ pursuit of his services…

What’s the talk?

The Sun journalist Alan Nixon has revealed that he has heard nothing about the club’s interest in the midfielder since Giovanni van Bronckhorst replaced Steven Gerrard at the helm.

It had previously been reported by The Sun that the Gers were leading the race to sign him on a pre-contract deal in January, but this update appears to throw the move into doubt.

Should Rangers sign Rothwell?

Yes

Yes

No

No

Bye-bye Kamara

Van Bronckhorst has enjoyed a near-on perfect start to life at Rangers but this update from Nixon suggests that he could be on the verge of his first disaster at Ibrox.

The Dutchman has won seven of his eight games in charge of the side, conceding just two goals in that time, and is yet to taste defeat on the pitch.

However, he may be about to suffer a loss off the pitch unless he ensures that he carries on Gerrard’s work and secures a deal to sign Rothwell. It would be a disaster to miss out on the midfielder as his form for Blackburn suggests that he could be a superb addition to the squad, particularly on a free transfer.

This season, the 26-year-old has averaged an exceptional WhoScored rating of 7.06 in the Championship. He has chipped in with one goal and seven assists from midfield, averaging 1.4 key passes and 1.9 dribbles completed per game.

Rovers boss Tony Mowbray once heaped praise on the midfielder’s speed as he urged him to get closer to goal, saying: “He’s an exciting talent, he’s exceedingly fast, he keeps the ball really tight. We want him running towards the opposition goal rather than across the pitch.”

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James Tavernier (10) is the only Rangers player with more than four assists in the Premiership this term, with Glen Kamara’s tally of three the most out of the midfield unit. This suggests that Rothwell could provide a creative lift to van Bronckhorst’s options in the middle of the park, whilst also being capable of delivering consistently high-quality performances.

With Kamara linked with a move away, it also suggests that the Rovers midfield general could be his perfect heir in the middle of the park.

Therefore, it would be a mistake to pass up on the opportunity to sign him after Gerrard seemingly laid the groundwork for the deal before he departed for Aston Villa. This is why the new Gers head coach must avoid a disaster and ensure that Ross Wilson gets a move over the line in the coming weeks.

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