Rangers paid striker Joe Dodoo a ‘sizeable’ amount to terminate his contract with the club, according to a report from Football Insider.
The 24-year-old joined the Ibrox club in 2016 from Leicester City, but failed to really make an impact north of the border and scored just five goals in 27 appearances.
He spent time on loan at both Charlton Athletic and Blackpool before manager Steven Gerrard told him that he was not part of his plans moving forward, and therefore could leave the club permanently.
However, according to the report from Football Insider, there wasn’t much interest from clubs in the top three divisions of English football which led to a stalemate.
Eventually, there was interest from Bolton on transfer deadline day, with the Trotters being forced to hastily put together a squad at the last minute following their financial problems.
Rangers agreed to allow the player to leave by mutual consent in order to get him off the wage bill, but the report from Football Insider suggests that they had to take a financial hit to get the striker out the door.
Dodoo has joined Bolton Wanderers on a deal until the end of the 2019/20 season. He will hope that he can reignite his career in Lancashire after a disappointing spell in Glasgow which didn’t work out.
At 24, he still has his best years ahead of him, and at this point of his career, the move certainly makes sense as it will allow him to get regular first-team football.
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Rangers fans, were you happy to see Joe Dodoo leave Ibrox this summer? What do you make of the fact that the club had to pay him a sizeable amount to move on? Let us know in the comments below…
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