Rangers are to pick up a six figure fee for the loan exit of Glenn Middleton to Doncaster Rovers, according to Football Insider.
The reputable football news website claim that the Gers have agreed terms of a deal with the English side over the Glasgow born winger, who is set to move back down south of the border for the 2019/20 season after moving from Norwich City to Ibrox.
It is stated Rangers will pick up a six figure fee as well as seeing his wages paid for by Doncaster, with Middleton being allowed to leave due to the amount of competition out wide in Steven Gerrard’s side for next season.
Any sort of money coming into Rangers this summer will be warmly welcomed by Gerrard and so to get a six figure fee for Middleton’s temporary departure is a savvy bit of business. You can understand why they are willing to let the promising winger leave, with the arrival of Jordan Jones adding to the ranks which already include Daniel Candeias and Eros Grezda. It seems as though Gerrard might well be looking for more additions out wide after Ryan Kent’s loan came to an end, with three senior wingers hardly enough to last the Gers boss through all of next season. Middleton has looked an exciting if raw talent for the Light Blues in the last 12 months and there might well be a few fans at Ibrox who feel he should be given the chance to shine in the first team. However, his development has to be the club’s priority and by playing regularly at Doncaster he can come on a lot quicker than if he were to act as backup to the senior side in Glasgow.