21-year-old midfielder Jordan Thompson has quit Rangers just 24 hours after helping Livingston get promoted to the Premier League.
Thompson, who joined Rangers in 2015, from the Man United Under-18s set-up, had been on loan at Livingston since January.
He made 15 appearances for them, adding three assists, and helped them to a 1-0 win yesterday in the play-off final against Partick Thistle.
However, with his contract up at the end of this month, he has been told he has no future at Ibrox and has left with immediate effect.
Thompson posted on Twitter, as quoted in the Scottish Sun: “It’s with a heavy heart my time has come to leave Glasgow Rangers, a club I’ve supported since a young boy.
“Just wish I’d had more opportunity to show my ability and go on to play for this great club.
“It was honestly a dream come true to wear the royal blue shirt in front of you at Ibrox.
“I have made some great memories at this club that will last with me a life time but for now… to the fans, players and everyone who have supported me in my time at the club I would like to thank you. Now onto the next chapter of my career. #WeAreThePeople.”
Football Insider verdict:
This doesn’t come as much of a surprise. Thompson had massive promise in his early career with Man United and Rangers were hoping they’d picked up a gem when he was released. However, it just hasn’t worked out for him and, at the age of 21, it’s time for him to find another club. He only made three appearances for Rangers in the three years that he’s been at Ibrox and he’ll unfortunately miss out on the excitement and the knowledge he would have got from working under Steven Gerrard. Livingston might well be interested in having him back after a successful loan spell, and he seemed to have found his level there. Rangers, meanwhile, are concerning themselves with much bigger names, with the likes of Harry Wilson, Martin Skrtel and Oli McBurnie all being linked with moves north of the border. It’s exciting times to be a Rangers fan with news breaking every day of potential new targets.
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