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Blackburn fans react as Rangers eye Joe Rothwell

Rangers are monitoring Joe Rothwell in the hope of potentially bringing the midfielder to Ibrox on a free transfer, according to reports from over the weekend.

What’s the story?

According to The Sun, the Gers are admirers of the 26-year-old and are planning to step up their interest when the January window opens.

Rothwell is out of contract with Blackburn Rovers in the summer. And thus, Rangers are able to offer him a pre-contract deal in the new year.

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It is noted that Rovers will look to sell him in January before losing him on a free. But obviously, they will be powerless to stop him should Rangers agree terms with Rothwell ahead of the summer.

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Rothwell is a versatile midfielder, capable of playing in defensive or more attacking roles. And on a free transfer, it may not be a bad piece of business from Rangers at all.

Gers fans will certainly be interested to know what Blackburn fans make of the reports linking Rothwell with a move to Steven Gerrard’s side.

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Rothwell has contributed three assists for Blackburn this season. He is already one away from equalling his best tally in a single campaign for Tony Mowbray’s men.

And that perhaps explains why there is a mixed reaction on social media.

For some, Blackburn are in danger of losing one of their best players. Others however, have insisted that he is nowhere near consistent enough.

‘On his day though he’s class’: Blackburn fans react as Rangers eye Joe Rothwell

And therefore, they are not as disappointed as others about the prospect of him moving to Ibrox next year.

With that in mind, here is how some of the fans have reacted to the reports…

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