Rangers senior player to quit next month even though Caixinha wants him to stay - report
By Harry Sykes
Emerson Hyndman is set to quit Rangers next month even though manager Pedro Caixinha would “love” him to stay, according to a report.
The Daily Record claim the United States international, 21, is heading back to parent club Bournemouth when his Ibrox loan spell ends.
Hyndman has made a big impact at Rangers since joining on loan in the January transfer window in an attempt to get regular game time.
The midfielder has scored four goals and supplied four assists in 17 appearances, and was one of the few players in Caixinha’s squad who did not sink against Celtic in the last two matches.
Despite making such a favourable impression in Glasgow, Hyndman is keen to return to Bournemouth in the summer and make a strong push for a place in the starting line-up of the Premier League club.
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“The midfielder looks a player all right but the problem is he’s not Rangers’ player,” the Record report. “He’ll be heading back to Bournemouth next month.
“One to keep? Caixinha would love to.”
It means Rangers will have to find another player to take on the senior central midfield role in the team next season.
Rangers’ humiliating 5-1 defeat at the hands of Celtic on Saturday was the fifth victory for the Hoops in six Old Firm matches this season as further evidence was provided of the immense gulf between the two clubs.
The hammering at Ibrox came just six days after the Glasgow rivals played the Scottish Cup semi-final, which was comfortably won 2-0 by Brendan Rodgers’ side.
Celtic have already retained the title and have now destroyed third-placed Rangers’ hopes of overhauling Aberdeen in the race to finish second.
The Hoops have accumulated a remarkable 94 points from 34 league matches, 36 more than Rangers, who are also nine adrift of second-placed Aberdeen.
In other Rangers transfer news, Caixinha has made emphatic decisions on four players ahead of the summer window.