Dundee hope to sign Rangers midfielder Ben Williamson permanently in the January transfer window, according to a report from Football Scotland.
The 21-year-old midfielder has been on loan at Dens Park this season and has made 19 appearances since joining last summer.
He is not in Michael Beale’s future plans, and the Gers are ready to allow the player’s exit from Ibrox this month.
They have encouraged Dundee to keep Williamson beyond their loan spell. The Championship club won’t have to pay any fee to land their man, but they could face competition from England’s League One clubs.
Rangers have also told Josh McPake and Kai Kennedy to find new clubs this window.
It’s a good decision taken by the club. Williamson is a talented young player but he is probably not good enough to play for Rangers.
A product of the club’s youth academy, he has never made any senior appearance for the Gers. He spent loan spells at Arbroath, Livingston, Raith Rovers, and Dundee in his career so far.
Beale has got a wealth of options in midfield and Williamson doesn’t feature in the manager’s plans. In such a scenario, moving away from Ibrox is the best decision, and it suits all parties involved.
Rangers have made one signing in January so far. Todd Cantwell has arrived from Norwich City this month, but Beale is looking to add more players to the squad.
Belgian talent Nicolas Raskin has been heavily linked with a move this month, but so far the Gers haven’t been able to reach an agreement.
With only a few days left, Rangers need to be very active in the market if they want to bolster the squad.
In other Rangers news, a club in Europe holds the option to re-sign a player from Ibrox whenever they like.
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