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.
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.
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.
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…
Best player in our squad by a distance. So undervalued by our fans… can beat an entire squad on his own, has this “inconsistent” thing branded about him but he’s our best player in every game! Passing range is also under rated because his dribbling is sublime!
— Adam Aspinall (@adamjaspinall) October 3, 2021
I’m fine with him leaving out of all the players who run out of contract next year Rothwell is the worst and his attitude as well as inconsistency and lack of tracking back makes him a very average player tbh
— Sonny (@Sonny45003593) October 3, 2021
Only problem with him is he’s so inconsistent and has been for three years, on his day though he’s class
— ChrisBRFC (@ChrisBRFC91) October 3, 2021
So it begins 🤦♂️😭
— Gavin Smith (@Rovers1983) October 3, 2021
Hope we get him tied down before it’s too late. https://t.co/xeb2VlGl46
— GalDavies (@GalDavies1986) October 3, 2021
Ionis Hagi is away to Roma so it’s probably to replace him. I’d be really disappointed if we lose him for free but reckon Buckley will be a better player than him down the line. Not irreplaceable.
— James Greene (@jamesgeesus) October 3, 2021
He’s one of our better, more creative players
— Paul Bell (@Ossyref) October 3, 2021
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