The last thing Rangers need ahead of a title challenge is to lose some of their greatest assets. Scott Arfield’s departure would set the club back 12 months, but it’s hard to see him rejecting a Premier League move.
The Mirror are claiming Southampton are interested in bringing the Canadian back to England’s top flight. Their sporting director already knows the left midfielder from their time at Falkirk, so it’s not looking promising for the Gers at all.
He’s scored 10 and assisted seven in 25 appearances for Rangers since joining from Burnley in the summer. He’s now become one of Gerrard’s most consistent performers, and the manager will be desperate to keep hold of him this summer.
Surely Arfield wouldn’t reject the move if an offer was to put in. Rangers could try and push the Saints off, but the player would most likely force his way out anyway. The Premier League is the pinnacle and Scotland just simply can’t compete.
He’s now 30-years-old and his time at the top is running out. It’s not like Arfield has another 10 years left of his career to split between winning Rangers their first major trophy since their liquidation and returning to the Premier League. He has to prioritise.
If he goes, Gerrard will have to take another risk on a bargain buy and hope it pays off like Arfield’s move did. The chances of this are slim though, and it’s exactly what Gerrard didn’t want to see happen to the squad he’s building.
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