Rangers’ hopes of signing Crystal Palace midfielder James McArthur may have just taken a major blow after the Scotland international dropped a major hint about his future on Twitter.
The Daily Mail has previously reported that the Light Blues were looking to sign McArthur, 30, in the upcoming transfer window with Aston Villa and Cardiff City also interested in the former Wigan and Hamilton star.
However after he helped Palace finish the Premier League season on a high by beating West Brom on Sunday, McArthur took to his personal Twitter account to suggest that he will be staying on at Selhurst Park, despite the speculation that has surrounded him in recent weeks.
“Great end to the season. Hard saying goodbye to people who you spend every day with, good luck to everyone who moves on and you will all be missed. Fans have been unreal, looking forward to playing infront of you all next season,” he said.
Great end to the season. Hard saying goodbye to people who you spend every day with, good luck to everyone who moves on and you will all be missed. Fans have been unreal, looking forward to playing infront of you all next season. #cpfc
— James Mcarthur (@jamesmcarthur16) May 13, 2018
McArthur would have been a quality addition at Ibrox, but now it seems as though Steven Gerrard and director of football Mark Allen will have to wait some time before they can snap up the boyhood Rangers fan.
It probably would have been difficult for the Gers to complete a deal anyway with McArthur playing a huge role in their Premier League campaign by appearing 35 times across all competitions for the club this term, scoring seven goals in the process.
His wages may also have been difficult for the Light Blues to overcome as Spotrac reports that the midfielder earns £50,000-a-week on the four-year deal he signed in 2016 when Rangers’ highest earner probably doesn’t earn anywhere near that fee.
There’s hope for the future though and there is surely a chance that McArthur may one day want to play for his boyhood club.
However it just seems desperately unlikely that any shock deal will be struck up between Rangers and Crystal Palace this summer.