Mark Warburton plans summer swoop for Rangers 20-year-old - report
By Harvey Byrne
Former Rangers boss and current Nottingham Forest manager Mark Warburton is planning a summer swoop for midfielder Emerson Hyndman, according to a report.
The Scottish Sun have claimed that Warburton is planning to put one over the Gers this summer by taking the 20-year-old to the Midlands after his loan at Ibrox expires.
The young American has also been linked with a temporary switch to Glasgow rivals Celtic next season.
However, the Sun reports that Warburton has firmly put himself in the running to land the player who is currently on the books of Premier League side Bournemouth.
The former Gers manager brought Hyndman to the club on loan from the Cherries in January in one of his last signings for the club and while it is unclear if Pedro Caixinha wants to keep the midfielder in Glasgow his Rangers future will remain in doubt.
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Additionally, the Sun also states that Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe could still keep Hyndman at the Premier League club with the young manager set to make his decision on the player’s future in pre-season.
Hyndman has played 12 times in total for Rangers since joining on loan, returning four goals and three assists.
He has become a favourite among fans and many will certainly be displeased if he joins Celtic or Warburton next.
Football Insider verdict:
If Hyndman is allowed to leave Bournemouth again in the summer then Rangers must surely do all that they can to bring the American back to Ibrox. Fans will certainly be annoyed if either Warburton or Celtic get their hands on a player they rate highly. However, Hyndman may be keen to re-link with the boss who initially brought him to Glasgow. It would certainly be a poor move from the player if he did move across to Brendan Rodgers’ side, meaning it could become a tussle between Rangers and Warburton’s Nottingham Forest for Hyndman in the summer.
In other Rangers transfer news, a Pedro Caixinha favourite has made an emphatic decision on his future.