Rangers ace: I have been in talks with Premier League manager
By Alex Stevens
Emerson Hyndman has delivered a blow to Rangers fans by revealing that he fully intends to return to parent club Bournemouth at the end of the season.
The central midfielder, 20, has made a huge impact at Ibrox since joining from the Premier League club in January on a loan deal that runs for the remainder of the campaign.
Hyndman scored the opening goal in Rangers’ 4-0 Scottish Premiership demolition of Hamilton on Saturday to get the Pedro Caixinha era off to a perfect start and maintain his own impressive form of the last two months.
Fans took to Twitter in the aftermath of the triumph urging the central midfielder to sign for the club permanently but they are likely to be disappointed.
Hyndman revealed he wants to return to Bournemouth in the summer and make a strong push for a place in the starting line-up.
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The USA international admitted he is in regular contact with the Cherries manager Eddie Howe and hopes to have caught his eye with recent performances.
“Overall he doesn’t want to bug me too much but he gives me a call now and then to see how things are,” Hyndman said, as quoted by the Scottish Sun.
“He has business to attend to but there is communication — and he has been tracking me, I hope.”
Hyndman’s regular contact with Howe gives little hope of him returning to Ibrox next season.
The midfielder’s goal against Hamilton was his fourth league strike in just nine appearances for Rangers, which have been supplemented by three assists in all competitions.
The win provides a major boost to Rangers in their hopes of beating Aberdeen to the runners-up spot behind runaway leaders Celtic.
The Dons won 2-0 against Hearts earlier in the day, which means Rangers are still eight points adrift of second place despite increasing their own points haul to 50.
In other Rangers news, one of the club’s midfielders has agreed the terms of a mammoth new deal.