EXCLUSIVE By Pete O’Rourke
Rangers are to offer Josh Windass a lucrative new deal to fend off the growing interest in his services, Football Insider sources understand.
The Scottish giants are battling to hold onto Windass having rejected bids from Sheffield United, Preston North End and Wigan Athletic during this month’s transfer window.
A well-placed source has now informed Football Insider that the Ibrox side are bracing themselves for further interest in Windass before the transfer window closes and they plan to resist the overtures by giving the 23-year-old a new deal.
Windass still has two-and-a-half years left on his current contract, but the club are ready to hand him a bumper new deal to warn off his suitors and reflect his importance in Graeme Murty’s side.
Windass has developed into a key player for manager Graeme Murty after previously struggling to hold down a regular place in the starting XI under former manager Pedro Caixinha.
The former Accrington star has scored six goals and chipped in with five assists in 20 games in the Scottish Premiership so far this season and Rangers are desperate to keep hold of the attacker.