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Rangers and Millwall’s contrasting seasons may tempt Cooper to make January move

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Rangers and Millwall’s contrasting seasons may tempt Cooper to make January move

Jake Cooper was a transfer target for Rangers in the summer but decided to stay at Millwall after they had enjoyed a surprisingly good season upon their return to the Championship. The current campaign so far may have altered his thinking…

Rangers to rekindle their transfer interest in towering Millwall centre half Jake Cooper in January, according to the Express.

Steven Gerrard was in hot pursuit of the defender during the summer, but he elected to stay with the London outfit, who had just surpassed expectations in their first season back in the Championship by mounting an unlikely play-off push.

The report states that the Gers saw bids up to £3m turned away last summer but that Millwall are growing increasingly concerned that they may not be able to keep their man in the face of renewed interest.

In addition, Cooper may apparently have a release clause in his contract, should Millwall be relegated or finish at the wrong end of the division.

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That is now a very real possibility as Millwall have suffered quite the fall from grace this time around and find themselves in the Championship bottom three.

 

Meanwhile, Gerrard’s Rangers revolution is beginning to take shape and they are major players in the Scottish title race.

The landscape has shifted and that may have convinced Cooper that now is the right time to leave the Den, as well as weakening Millwall’s bargaining position.

 

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