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Graeme Shinnie set to turn down Rangers interest for move to England

Graeme Shinnie set to turn down Rangers interest for move to England

If there was something you could be really happy about during Steven Gerrard’s time at Rangers, it would have to be regarding his business in the transfer market during his time at Ibrox.

The rookie manager has been largely successful in finding recruits to bring to Glasgow to try and help improve the squad he inherited, however, it appears one of his latest targets is against a move to the club.

What’s the News?

According to a report by Football Insider, Aberdeen’s Graeme Shinnie is set to spurn their interest in him for a move to England.

The Scotland international is out of contract at the Dons this summer, making him available on a free transfer, however, it appears the 27-year-old would like to ply his trade across the border, with a number of Championship clubs understood to be interested in him.

The Verdict:

Shinnie could have been an excellent freebie for Rangers to bring into the squad, however, that now appears unlikely to happen.

The Scotland international could have offered Gerrard a number of positional options, as the 27-year-old can play as either a left-back, a defensive midfielder or as a central midfielder.

Shinnie’s ability to pick out a pass from different areas fo the pitch could have been something Rangers would have looked to utilise as they have struggled for creativity at times and have lacked opportunities in some matches.

He would also be able to provide the Light Blues with plenty of experience and could have become a key player in trying to help the Gers finally overcome their Old Firm rivals and end Celtic’s dominance of Scottish football.

However, Rangers already have a number of options in the areas of the field that the Scotland international can play in, so it does leave a question as to whether he would have been able to improve the team that much.

Rangers fans, does the news that Shinnie is supposedly set to reject the interest from the club come as a blow? Join in with the discussion below by sharing your thoughts with us.

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