Rangers fans are fuming with option to buy in McCrorie’s loan move

Rangers midfielder Ross McCrorie has moved to Portsmouth on loan for the coming season.

Neither club have yet confirmed the switch, but Football Scotland reported on Friday that the 21-year-old has signed a one-year loan deal, rejecting the chance to join Sunderland instead.

The outlet believe that the English League One side will also have the option to buy the player next summer should he impress, although no fee has been reported.

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McCrorie played 31 matches for Steven Gerrard last season, but only 16 of those were starts and he’ll now have the opportunity to play regular week-to-week football in England.

The arrivals of Glen Kamara and Steven Davis in January saw the midfielder fall down the pecking order at Ibrox, with the signing of Joe Aribo this summer adding even more competition.

Plenty of Rangers fans were supportive of a loan move for the player after reports on Thursday, but many have been taken by surprise with the option to buy element of the reported deal.

Supporters can’t quite believe that Gerrard would potentially let the player leave on a permanent basis, taking to Twitter to share their thoughts…

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