By Wayne Veysey
Rangers are ready to sell striker Joe Dodoo this summer after Steven Gerrard made up his mind to let him go, Football Insider understands.
The Light Blues manager considers the attacker, 23, surplus to requirements and has sanctioned a permanent sale rather than another loan move.
Ibrox sources have told Football Insider that the club will now listen to offers for Dodoo, who has struggled to make an impact since signing from Leicester City three years ago on a free contract.
The attacker, 23, had a creditable campaign at English League One club Blackpool last season, scoring six goals and supplying four assists in 25 appearances in all competitions.
But Gerrard considers the club to have superior striker options irrespective of whether main man Alfredo Morelos remains beyond the summer window.
Dodoo, who was brought to Rangers by Mark Warburton in 2016, has one more year remaining on his contract at the club.
Capped by England at Under-18 level, he scored five goals in 27 appearances for Rangers but has spent the last two seasons on loan at Blackpool and Charlton Athletic.
Rangers will now listen to offers for Dodoo this summer, with English lower league clubs set to be interested in the versatile attacker, who can play down the middle and on both flanks.
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