As reported by The Scottish Sun, Rangers forward Ryan Hardie is the subject of interest from English Championship side Queens Park Rangers.
Hardie returned from a season out on loan at St Mirren and Raith Rovers in the summer but has struggled to establish himself in the first-team and with his contract set to expire, he could be the latest young prospect to leave the club for a fraction of his potential value.
That’s according to The Scottish Sun, who say Queens Park Rangers are lining up a move for him, looking to add talent to their U23s side.
That means the Light Blues would either lose him on a free transfer next summer or face selling him next month.
With Kenny Miller confirmed to be out injured for a significant period of time, there’s never been a better time for Hardie to get his opportunity in the Rangers team if they can convince him to sign a new contract at the club.
The striker scored 13 goals out on loan last season and his industrious work rate and youthful exuberance could add real energy to Rangers’ attacking set-up, especially working under Graeme Murty, who will know all about Hardie having worked with the player at U20s level.
He deserves his chance and seeing move to the Championship would be frustrating for supporters, who are crying out for an attacking talent to emerge from Rangers’ youth sides and stake a first team claim.