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29th Jul, 2017 | 2:24pm

Winner named in race for 24-year-old midfielder amid reported Rangers interest

By Harvey Byrne

Midfielder Ryan Tunnicliffe has made the switch to English Championship side Millwall despite interest from Rangers, according to a report.

The Daily Mail have claimed on their live transfer blog (Saturday, 1.10pm) that the 24-year-old was a target for a number of clubs, naming all of the Gers, Sheffield United, Preston and Barnsley after leaving Fulham at the beginning of July.

However, Millwall confirmed the signing of Tunnicliffe on a two-year deal via their official Twitter account and website on Saturday afternoon.

Tunnicliffe was on the books of English giants Manchester United as a youngster and he even made two appearances in the league cup for the Red Devils.

However, his career has been spent mainly within the English Football Leagues and has spent loan moves at each of Peterborough, Barnsley, Ipswich, Wigan and Blackburn alongside being contracted to Fulham.

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Last season alone he was restricted to just 16 Championship matches for both Fulham and Wigan and he will be hoping for an improvement in the next campaign as Millwall look to beat relegation.

Football Insider verdict:

Tunnicliffe reeks of the type of signing that Rangers would make under manager Mark Warburton given his history of playing in the Football Leagues and the Ibrox giants certainly shouldn’t be too worried if they were interested in him. The club have already brought in a much superior central midfielder this summer in Graham Dorrans, while Carlos Pena and Ryan Jack have also been added to the ranks that already included Jordan Rossiter and Niko Kranjcar and with those names there certainly wouldn’t be any way for Tunnicliffe to get much pitch time.

In other Rangers transfer news, a manger of an English club has responded to reported interest in this Gers 26-year-old.

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