Frank McAvennie believes Barry Douglas would jump at the chance to join Glasgow Rangers this summer.
The Lowdown: Douglas would consider Gers move
Douglas, who spent last season on loan at Blackburn Rovers from Leeds United, will be a free agent this summer after his contract ran out with the Whites (Transfermarkt).
When speaking about his next move, Douglas admitted he would consider a switch to Ibrox if the interest was there (Yorkshire Evening Post). He is a boyhood Gers fan.
The Latest: McAvennie thinks Douglas would love to join Gers
Speaking to Football Insider, McAvennie went one further, as he believes Douglas would jump at the chance to join the 55-time Scottish champions. He said:
“Would he go to Rangers to be a number two?
“It might be the best thing for him. I’m sure he wouldn’t mind a bit less game time if he’s at his boyhood club.
“Blackburn were alright last season so he must still be decent. He’s a Rangers boy and 31-years-old.
“If that offer from Rangers comes in, he’ll jump at it. There’s pride in wearing the jersey of your own club.
“I can see that happening if he gets the offer.”
The Verdict: Back-up is best option
Douglas has proven himself to be a solid player throughout his career. He has played both in Turkey and Poland as well as England and Scotland, and the 65 career assists he has amassed despite being a left-back indicate he has plenty to offer going forward.
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At the Gers, Steven Gerrard has Borna Barisic to rely on on the left side of the back four. The 28-year-old is Croatia’s first-choice left-back – Douglas will have little chance to displace him in the starting line-up.
As a back-up option, though, he could be an interesting arrival, although he would be competing with youngster Calvin Bassey for that role.
In other news, Rangers have been urged to sign this striker.
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