Brentford have confirmed Lewis MacLeod will leave the club this summer on a free transfer. The news was made official on their website yesterday and it brings to an end an injury-ravaged spell at Griffin Park.
After a decent start to the season in West London, the 24-year-old featured in just one Championship game since the turn of the year.
But should his availability have former club Rangers on alert?
Macleod’s exit from Rangers in January 2015 was a tough pill to swallow at the Ibrox club. He joined The Bees in a deal worth around £850,000. Speaking to the Daily Mail, MacLeod would later state he would love to return and was not overly keen on his Rangers exit in the first place.
“I definitely wasn’t eager to get out the door but when the opportunity came, with everything that was happening outside football at the club, I leant towards moving away.
“I’d love to go back to Rangers later in my career.”
Back in November, it was reported by The Scottish Sun that Rangers were keen on bringing him back with his contract expiring in the summer.
Now that opportunity is in sight.
Rangers fans would undoubtedly like to see a bright former talent back at Ibrox. However, his position is currently well stocked at Ibrox.
The club also have other central midfield players like Jordan Rossiter and Greg Docherty returning from impressive loan spells, so it’s hard to see where MacLeod might fit.
That said, given his talent, if Rangers can agree an affordable wage, bringing back a former Ibrox son would certainly be a deal to consider.