Sources: Fuming 29-yr-old priced out of Rangers move sets sights on joining EFL club
Newly available free agent Wes Foderingham is set to bide his time for English club offers after hitting out at Rangers and Steven Gerrard for how they treated him.
Speaking to the Open Goal podcast, the goalkeeper, 29, claimed he was “priced out of a move” after Allan McGregor replaced him as number one and Gerrard took an unfair dislike to him.
This comes after the Glasgow giants announced last month that Foderingham is one of six senior players leaving this summer following the end of their contracts.
#RangersFC can confirm that Andy Halliday, Jon Flanagan and Wes Foderingham will depart from Ibrox upon expiry of their permanent contracts.
— Rangers Football Club (@RangersFC) May 19, 2020
A source with knowledge of Foderingham’s situation has told Football Insider he is hoping to return to England but is ready to wait for a move amid great financial uncertainty at Football League clubs.
The Championship season resumes on 20 June but it is up in the air whether League One will restart, while this season’s League Two has already been terminated.
Foderingham expects to have to wait until the Championship and League One campaigns to be tied up before his own future can be tied up.
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The former Fulham and Swindon Town keeper is leaving Ibrox after five years, the first three of which were spent as number one.
The arrival of Allan McGregor in the summer of 2018 pushed Foderingham down the pecking order and he played only five times in the recently-ended season.
The 143-appearance Rangers man was very critical of the way in which the club and Gerrard treated him.
“When McGregor came in (May 2018), it was always the club’s intention to sell me that summer,” Foderingham told Open Goal. “I was never told that but that’s what happened, I got a call from my agent.
“I found it strange. I had a meeting with the manager and he said I wasn’t “his type of person”, which I found quite strange.
“He didn’t go into any great depth but he just kind of questioned my willingness to fight for a position, which I don’t think I showed anything to suggest I wasn’t happy to fight for my place.
“I have fought for my place my whole career. The decision was made and at this point I wasn’t even training with the main team.
“”I trained with the goalies but when we went into the main session I had to stay over. I couldn’t believe what was happening. But sometimes a manager doesn’t take a liking to you.”
“I thought I was away that summer but I spoke to my agent and he said the club wanted X amount for me but no-one was biting at that amount.
“The club said I wasn’t going on loan, they wanted that figure. In all honesty, I was priced out of a move at that point. They tried to drop it slightly but it was never a realistic figure.”
In other Rangers news, the club have been given a major transfer boost after “life changing move” reveal to Jim White.