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Rangers: Jack Simpson still a target for Birmingham City

Rangers: Jack Simpson still a target for Birmingham City -Rangers News

Rangers defender Jack Simpson remains the subject of interest from Birmingham City ahead of the summer transfer window, Football Insider report. 

The lowdown

Birmingham, along with fellow Championship side Middlesbrough, made contact with Rangers over a potential deal for Simpson late in the January transfer window but ultimately ran out of time.

The Englishman only moved to Rangers from Bournemouth a little over a year ago.

But he’s only made six appearances so far this season, totalling a mere 324 minutes of football.

Valued at £900,000 by Transfermarkt, he has more than three years left to run on his £161,200-per-year contract at Ibrox.

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The latest

The report states that, as per a ‘recruitment source‘, Birmingham are ‘still keen’ to land Simpson.

They’re said to be lining up a fresh bid for the 25-year-old ahead of the summer transfer window.

The expectation, following talks between Simpson and the Rangers hierarchy, is that he’ll return to England ahead of the 2022/23 season.

The verdict

Rangers’ Sporting Director Ross Wilson hailed the capture of a ‘much-coveted‘ player last year, but that initial excitement has rather fizzled out as Simpson has struggled to establish himself.

You can certainly understand why he’d want to leave, and there’s little need for Rangers to stand in his way. Most of his minutes this season have come against lower-league opposition in the domestic cup competitions.

The Gers are about to add to their centre-back ranks with the signing of John Souttar from Hearts, and you’d imagine that will only push Simpson further down the Ibrox pecking order.

In other news, the club have made a big call over Cedric Itten.

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