Date: 18th January 2018 at 8:26am
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Rangers have considered signing Bournemouth midfielder Emerson Hyndman on a second loan spell but a move is unlikely, according to a report.

The Daily Record claimed in their live transfer blog on Thursday [07:57am] that Hyndman, 21, has been discussed by the Light Blues over whether they want to sign him this month, however in a major development, they are not likely to follow up that interest.

This comes after the Scottish Sun claimed that Hyndman was set to move back to Scotland after Eddie Howe gave him permission to leave Bournemouth.

The one-time USA international was arguably the best player Rangers had in the turbulent second half of last season when Mark Warburton, Graeme Murty and Pedro Caixinha all took turns in charge.

The former Fulham playmaker made 17 appearances in all competitions for the Gers, scoring four goals and supplying four assists in the process.

However since moving back to England, the Dallas-born central-midfielder has played just twice.

Football Insider verdict

Hyndman was brilliant in his loan spell at Ibrox last season and he was a large part of helping Rangers finish in third place. Without the USA international, the Glasgow side may have finished ever lower. Hyndman scored in his first two Scottish Premiership games, supplied the assist to Clint Hill’s equaliser at Celtic Park and also found the net to score a last minute winner in a 3-2 win over St Johnstone. Although his time at Ibrox was short, it was full of brilliance and the Gers could really do with that again. His lack of football this season may be a concern though as he is unlikely to be fully fit to go straight into the first-team. Also, having too many loan players may have an adverse effect on Murty’s side.

In other Rangers news, Mark Allen’s January revolution will be complete if he signs up this international star available for a free transfer.

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