By Will Butcher
Rangers forward Michael O’Halloran has become the subject of a four-way Scottish Premiership tussle, according to a report.
The Daily Record claim the striker is set to leave Ibrox on loan this month after taking a nose dive down the Rangers pecking order under manager Mark Warburton.
O’Halloran, 25, is known to be interesting former side St. Johnstone but the report claims three other Scottish Premiership sides are keen on landing the forward.
The Gers’ number 29 joined the 54-time Scottish champions in the 2016 January transfer window from St. Johnstone, but has scored just three goals in 31 league and cup appearances.
With the likes of Kenny Miller, Barrie McKay, Joe Dodoo and Joe Garner ahead of him in Gers attacking pecking order, O’Halloran has been given permission to leave Ibrox on loan.
This season, O’Halloran has made just 13 league appearances for the 54-time Scottish champions this season, and has failed to find the back of the net despite providing five assists.
Football Insider verdict:
A loan move for O’Halloran would benefit both Rangers and the Scotland Under-21’s international. Sending him on loan would see the forward gain regular time and could provide the Gers with a rejuvenated striker in the summer when he returns to Glasgow. O’Halloran would gain an advantage from the move as he could prove to potential buyers that he still possesses the quality to unlock a defence in the top tier of Scottish football. O’Halloran would improve most Scottish Premiership sides, as he possesses both pace and an eye for goal that is proven in the Gers’ league.
In other Rangers transfer news, veteran midfielder Leon Osman has give his verdict on reported Gers interest.