Rangers blog Four Lads Had a Dream has reported that new manager Steven Gerrard has held talks with Josh Windass in a bid to convince him to stay at Rangers next season – but fans are in two minds as to whether they want him to stay or go.
This follows on from a report in the Daily Record that claimed that Windass was the subject of £3m interest from Cardiff and Burnley.
Four Lads posted that Gerrard sees Windass as an important player for his side next season, and added that the club was still in negotiations over Brighton defender Connor Goldson.
With days until the arrival of our new manager he has already put wheels in motion for next season
He has met Josh Windass in an attempt to persuade the player to stay at Rangers, Gerrard feels he is an important player
Negotiations continue with Brighton over Connor Goldson
— Four Lads Had a Dream (@4ladshadadream) May 28, 2018
Rangers fans have not always got on with Windass, who regularly winds them up on Twitter and infamously told them to be quiet by doing a ‘sshhing’ gesture towards them after he scored a goal.
The 24-year-old attacker, who joined on a free from Accrington Stanley in January 2016, has had a standout season, with 18 goals, but it hasn’t been enough to win over the fans.
He’s played 68 games in total for Rangers, scoring 19 goals and adding 13 assists.
Here are the best reactions from Rangers fans to the news that Gerrard wants to keep hold:
Gerrard isn’t really filling me with hope if he thinks Windass is good enough to be in a title winning team.
— Lewis (@Lloyd1690) May 28, 2018
I hope it works out but that gives me the fear. Need 90 minutes from him rather than flashes.
— Jamie (@jamiecurrie89) May 28, 2018
If Windass can’t find the heart to play for 90 mins and learn under a world superstar as Gerrard then he deserves to go south and back to the championship and slip back into obscurity. Last chance for him this season I think. Hes literally 50/50…superstar or a dud. His choice.
— Thelionbrand (@thelionbrand) May 28, 2018
Wouldn’t blame josh if he did leave, no matter what he does he gets slated by too many on here. He plays well in games doesn’t get praised, soon as he has bad games or Rangers don’t win it’s his fault somehow.
— Dave (@Nimsay1872) May 28, 2018
Stevie g will tolerate no passengers in his side i am sure. He will want every one of his players to play with the desire drive and passion he did. Windass is a talented young boy hopefully the new manager can install that in his game and he can really kick on
— gabby_amato10 (@Broxiboy1) May 28, 2018
The reason Windass gets abuse is because of how inconsistent he is whether it's right or wrong if he spent as much time trying to get his game up to scratch as he does on twitter then he would maybe get somewhere Windass believes he's better than he is
— Stephen watt (@Stiv65) May 28, 2018
The same Windass that went AWOL for about 5 months of last season. Never turned up in any of the big games and shooshed the Rangers fans. I would happily see him go for some cash we could re-invest.
— Menzies (@menzies999) May 28, 2018
Josh Windass was at times our only goalscoring attacking threat last season. The thought of supporters wanting him out the door before Gerrard is even in it is ridiculous. Anyone thinking unproven, inexperienced loans from Liverpool could do significantly better must be joking.
— Stephen Wright (@StephenGersno1) May 28, 2018
Don’t persuade too hard. I’d rather the £3m.
— Dado (@mendrinkmilk) May 28, 2018
In other Rangers news, Insider: Gerrard holds talks with 24-year-old attacker, wants him to stay at Rangers