In Focus: Ryan Tunnicliffe could add midfield steel Rangers need

As reported by The Daily Mail, Fulham player Ryan Tunnicliffe has emerged as one of the first targets linked with Rangers since the arrival of Pedro Caixinha.

What’s the story?

Tunnicliffe has had a fair unsettled career up to this point, having played for seven clubs already despite being just 24 years of age. Most of those have been loan spells and that’s his status right now, at Wigan on loan from Fulham.

With his contract running out this summer The Mail reckon that Fulham have no plans of offering him a new deal and that opens the door for a number clubs including Reading, Huddersfield and Nottingham Forest.

Among the clubs said to be interested is Rangers, who are looking for talent in midfield that could bring them to the next level in the Scottish Premiership.

Is he the answer?

With over 150 appearances in the English Championship to his name, he certainly has bags of first team experience that could aid him in a move north of the border.

As a youth he got a fine footballing education too, coming through the ranks at Manchester United before ultimately leaving having not made it into the first team. He played alongside the likes of Paul Pogba and Jesse Lingard in that set-up, winning the club’s prestigious Jimmy Murphy Young Player Of The Year award, emulating the likes of Ryan Giggs and Paul Scholes.

Rangers badly need talent in the midfield areas with loanees Jon Toral and Emerson Hyndman due to return to their parent clubs and last summer’s signings like Joey Barton ultimately leaving Ibrox.

A move to Glasgow could offer him a more permanent home than he’s used to and the chance to become a regular first teamer at a club with massive support.

 


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