Rangers deal for Morgan Whittaker now completely off
Glasgow Rangers‘ move to bring Morgan Whittaker to Ibrox is ‘definitely’ off, according to RFC journalist Jordan Campbell.
The Lowdown: Rangers interested in Whittaker
Rangers seemingly had a decent chance of signing Whittaker, given that he was left out of Swansea’s squad for their match against Queen’s Park Rangers to ensure a move was still possible, with players not allowed to feature for more than two clubs in the same season.
The midfielder was said to be keen on a switch to Ibrox, however the Gers have seen all their advances rebuffed, recently having a £2m bid rejected by the Welsh club, despite agreeing personal terms with the player himself.
The Latest: Deal dead
Campbell provided an update on the situation this morning, and it does not look good for Rangers.
The Athletic’s Gers correspondent said: “Morgan Whittaker to Rangers definitely dead I’m told. Not expecting him to leave Swansea at all this window. Player was very keen on the move to Ibrox over all other options but Swansea are short on numbers and their board want him used.”
The Verdict: Disappointing news
The 22-year-old is a versatile player, capable of playing in attacking midfield and on the right-wing, scoring and assisting from both positions on loan at Plymouth Argyle this season, while he has also featured in an advanced role just behind the striker.
Hailed as ‘superb’ by journalist Chris Errington, the playmaker has a very impressive tally of nine goals and seven assists to his name in League One during this campaign, receiving the man-of-the-match award on four separate occasions.
Given his age, Whittaker would have been a very astute signing for Michael Beale, capable of developing into a top player in the Scottish Premiership if he was given a consistent run in the first team, and it will be frustrating news for the manager, and the player himself, that a deal is now off the table.