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17th Mar, 2017 | 10:41am

Rangers among eight clubs interested in 24-year-old Championship midfielder - report

By Harvey Byrne

Rangers are among eight clubs who have shown an interest in Fulham midfielder Ryan Tunnicliffe, according to a report.

The Daily Mail have claimed that the Gers are one of many to have identified the 24-year-old as a possible target.

The box-to-box midfielder is currently on loan at Championship side Wigan from the London club.

His contract with the Cottagers is set to expire in the summer and this has brought a lot of attention from elsewhere.

The report has named Championship sides Reading, Huddersfield, Brentford, QPR, Ipswich, Cardiff and Nottingham Forest as well as Rangers as eyeing the former Manchester United man.

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Tunnicliffe has played in 16 matches in all competitions this season for both Fulham and Wigan.

He started the season for Slavisa Jokanovic’s team, playing just 10 times in all competitions before making his return to the Lancashire club in January until the end of the season.

The player has since played in seven matches for the currently managerless Wigan, but with the club looking to be heading down to League One he may look for a permanent move elsewhere in the summer.

Football Insider verdict:

Rangers will need a central midfielder in the summer when both Emerson Hyndman and Jon Toral’s loans finishes. Tunnicliffe would certainly be a good option to replace the duo with his contract at Fulham close to expiration and his record in England would suggest he has what it takes to make the move north of the border. The Ibrox giants signed a number of central midfielders last summer, including Josh Windass, Joey Barton and Niko Kranjcar and Tunnicliffe could work out better than the trio due to his experience with time still to grow as a player.

In other Rangers transfer news, here are three Gers men who could follow Mark Warburton to Nottingham Forest.

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