By Richard Parks
Premier League new boys Cardiff City are hot on the trail of Josh Windass – and Rangers fans on Twitter have urged their club to cash in on the first team regular.
The Four Lads Had a Dream blog, which regularly breaks Light Blues news before the mainstream media, reported on its Twitter site on Thursday night that Neil Warnock’s side are in talks with the attacking midfielder over a £3million summer move, and there is also interest from Burnley.
Strong rumours tonight that Josh Windass is in discussions regarding a £3m move to Cardiff City
Burnley said to also be in the hunt for the player
— Four Lads Had a Dream (@4ladshadadream) May 10, 2018
Reports from the Scottish Sun and Scottish Daily Mail also took on the story, with both outlets explaining that Rangers could cash in on Windass to raise funds for a mass overhaul of the squad that has fallen drastically short this season.
Windass, who stands at 5ft 7in according to Transfermarkt, has been a mainstay of the team and has been particularly effective in the second half of the season in a central attacking midfield role behind the main striker.
In 40 matches in all competitions, the 24-year-old has scored 17 goals and supplied eight assists, with 12 of his goals coming in the Scottish Premiership.
Rangers fans keen their club should sell the Englishman, with comments including “get rid” and “I’d gnaw someone’s hand off if they’re offering £3million for him”.
Here is a selection of their messages on Twitter:
Be glad to see the back of Windass if the rumours are true. Got nae time for moody bams stuck in a bubble.
— Shaun McWilliam (@IbroxGamer) May 11, 2018
I like Windass but I’d gnaw someone’s hand off if they’re offering £3m for him! Easily replaced.
— G (@garryhood1872) May 11, 2018
If someone is going to offer 3 million of Her Majesty’s finest for Josh Windass, i’ll drive him there… he’s actually rotten!
— David Ashcroft (@Disco1690) May 10, 2018
— craig mackechnie (@CMackechnie) May 10, 2018
Ffs Keef. If i was brought in as manager Windass would be first boot up the ronson lighter. Followed swiftly with Halliday , Pena, Herrera , Alves , Hodson and Dalcio
— Gordon McKinlay (@GMckinlay74) May 10, 2018
I wouldn’t lose any sleep if we sold Windass. He has scored goals this season but goes hiding a lot.
However, am I the only one that’s not please with the reported £3m. In today’s market a goal scoring midfielder should fetch more.
Go for £5m. It’s pocket change for an EPL team
— RTID???????? (@ScottSmcg10) May 10, 2018
I’ll take a Rangers Da’ analysis over ANY stat! Windass is a heartless fraudster. Goodbye tae bad rubbish
— Granny (@MrPatrick999) May 10, 2018
£3m is decent for Windass, would hope we could get a big sell on clause added to that.
— Damien Speirs (@Damien1872) May 10, 2018
Ad happily see windass go, hes more than happy to live the lifestyle of being a rangers player than what it takes to represent being a rangers player. Cyaaa ????
— David Carcary (@DCarcary) May 10, 2018
A canny wait tae tae we get rid of Windass
— Tam Graham (@TamGraham54) May 6, 2018