By Kevin Phillips

21st Aug, 2021 | 1:00pm

Two Rangers tipped to leave after 'unbelievable' Thursday development - pundit

Kevin Phillips expects one or two Rangers midfielders to leave the club following the arrival of Juninho Bacuna.

The Sunderland legend, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, reacted as the Gers made another signing.

Rangers announced the signing of Bacuna from Huddersfield on Thursday (19th August).

He follows John Lundstram through the door as another midfielder recruit at Ibrox.

He joined from Sheffield United on a free transfer earlier this summer.

Steven Gerrard now has Lundstram, Bacuna, Ryan Jack, Steven Davis, Joe Aribo, Glen Kamara, Nnamdi Ofoborh and Scott Arfield to choose from when picking his midfield.

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Phillips expects Gerrard will now sanction the exit of at least one of those players before the window closes.

“I would be amazed if at least one or two didn’t leave,” Phillips told Football Insider correspondent Ben WIld.

“You need competition for places but Bacuna, that’s unbelievable. Stevie, as an ex-midfielder clearly loves midfielders.

“We know Bacuna can play right wingback as well, I watched him a fair bit at Huddersfield.

“I was a little bit surprised by that signing but I think it’s common sense now that club will be looking at Rangers.

“Clubs will be looking at putting a cheeky bid in, testing the water to see who is available.

“I’m certain one if not two will move on.”

Lundstram was sent off on Thursday night as Rangers beat Alashkert 1-0.

Bacuna could make his debut this weekend as Rangers travel to Ross County.

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