Done deal: Rangers agree terms in forward deal after January bids rejected
Rangers have confirmed forward Josh Windass has signed a new three-and-a-half year deal with the Ibrox giants after scoring 11 times in his last 17 appearances.
The former Accrington star’s existing deal ran until the summer of 2020 but will now see Windass extend his stay at Ibrox and land a bumper pay rise.
The Gers confirmed the news on their official Twitter account on Friday afternoon – just days after signing full-back James Tavernier to a similar deal.
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Windass has been a mainstay in the Gers starting XI this season and has hit the net 12 times in 30 games and chipped in with a further eight assists.
The 24-year-old – who can play as centre-forward, attacking midfielder or as a wide-forward, was the subject of a number of failed bids from south of the border in the January transfer window and the Gers hierarchy will be delighted to have tied to in-form attacker to a longer deal.
Football Insider verdict:
Getting Windass tied to a new deal is a good but of business by the Gers and will see the attacker stay at Ibrox a bit longer – or drive his price up a bit more. If the 24-year-old can keep scoring goals at the rate he has then the Gers have finally managed to get their rewards for sticking by the player despite his poor form and at times questionable attitude. There’s still a lot for Windass to improve on but by tying him down until 2021, Rangers are at least starting to look beyond the short-term future and planning more than just a few months in advance.
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