Liverpool’s teenager midfielder Jordan Rossiter is expected to sign a contract with Scottish giants Rangers, who’ve been promoted to the SPL ahead of next season, the Daily Mail reports.
The 19-year-old has been with Liverpool since he was six years old, is a boyhood Red and was born in the city – but his 13-year association with the club looks set to be over soon.
Rossiter is out of contract in the summer and has not been offered an extension by Liverpool. As a result, Frank McParland, formerly Liverpool’s Head Scout and now Rangers’ Head of Recruitment, has advised his new club to get a deal over the line.
According to the report, Rossiter has been swayed by the chance to get regular first-team football, something he’s found hard to come by at Anfield.
Since making his debut last term, the teenager’s played five times in total, but only once (very briefly) in the Premier League. He seemed to be on the cusp of breaking through under former manager Brendan Rodgers, but injuries have made him fall down Jurgen Klopp’s pecking order – with the new manager preferring youngsters like Pedro Chirivella and Cameron Brannagan centrally.
The news that Rossiter’s departing is inevitable, but a shame. He bleeds red, and is no less talented than Jon Flanagan, say, who’s had lots of opportunities and just signed a new long-term deal.
In central midfield though, Liverpool need more bulk and immediate class, so chances to develop are harder to come by.
If he does complete the move, we wish him all the luck in the world. Rossiter’s a great lad, and we’d love to see him fulfil his potential.