Now done - Insider gives update on reported imminent move for Rangers midfielder
Rangers midfielder Jason Holt has completed a season-long loan to League One Fleetwood Town, according to a Gers insider.
EST Consultancy, who have a strong track record of breaking news from Ibrox, have claimed on Twitter that Holt’s deal to join former Gers team-mates Joey Barton and Clint Hill is complete, after the Scottish Sun reported an agreement was close.
Jason Holt to Fleetwood now done.
— EstConsultancy (@EstConsultancy) June 18, 2018
The Gers insider had previously reported the 25-year-old would be heading to Highbury on loan.
Looks like he will join up with his old teammates at Fleetwood on loan.
Argyle were one of several teams interested. https://t.co/dpoTTVMZCe
— EstConsultancy (@EstConsultancy) June 17, 2018
Holt joined the Gers in 2015 from Hearts and was a regular in the side under Mark Warburton but was used sparingly by Graeme Murty and Pedro Caixinha over the last 18 months.
The midfielder’s current Ibrox deal has two years to run but it seems unlikely Holt will add to his 115 appearances for the Gers.
The news was later confirmed on the Fleetwood Town Twitter account.
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— Fleetwood Town FC (@ftfc) June 18, 2018
Football Insider verdict:
Holt is one of those players who splits opinion but never let anyone down during his time at Ibrox. The 25-year-old probably isn’t good enough to hold down a regular place at Ibrox but he can offer something to Gerrard’s squad. The chance to get away from Ibrox will do him good though and playing every week is something that he really needs at this stage of his career. Holt obviously made an impression on Joey Barton during the limited time he worked with him at Rangers and the midfielder is someone who often goes a bit unappreciated by fans. He’s never going to be the guy that beats several players before dinking it home but his work-rate is phenomenal and he is always looking to get involved in games. Holt should do well at Fleetwood and be an integral part of the Cod Army’s success – or failure – this season.
In other Rangers transfer news, they are leading the hunt to sign an in-demand attacker from Liverpool.