Rangers goalkeeper Jak Alnwick is close to joining League One side Blackpool on a permanent transfer following a season out on loan.
The 26-year-old shot-stopper returns to the Ibrox after a year away with Scunthorpe, and Football Insider reports that Alnwick is on the verge of joining Blackpool this summer, ending three years at Rangers.
The report claims that several League One sides enquired about Alnwick this summer, but Blackpool have won the race for the Rangers ‘keeper.
The 26-year-old featured 41 times for the Irons last season in what was to be a turbulent campaign for the League One side.
Manager Nick Daws was sacked just five games into the new season (per the Grimsby Telegraph), one of three managers to take charge of Scunthorpe that year as the Glanford Park side were relegated down to League Two (per BBC Sport).
Alnwick managed just seven clean sheets for the entire season, the joint lowest out of keepers to make over 40 appearances in the division (per Transfermarkt).
With the Football Insider report claiming that Alnwick is already behind the likes of Allan McGregor and Wes Foderingham in the pecking order at the club, it is understandable as to why Steven Gerrard is seemingly eager to ship off the custodian this summer, and it could be the right move for every party involved.
After a year that saw relegation and 71 goals conceded (per Transfermarkt), Alnwick was always going to find it difficult to return to the Rangers first-team, especially when you consider the stopper has only made 11 appearances for the Scottish side across three seasons.
With clubs offering him a lifeline and McGregor and Foderingham already ahead of him at Rangers, a departure for Alnwick is a sensible move for the player, who will likely be granted more of a chance of first-team football at Blackpool.
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