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Report: Rangers 27-year-old on brink of Ibrox exit, six-figure sum agreed

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Report: Rangers 27-year-old on brink of Ibrox exit, six-figure sum agreed

Glasgow Rangers defender Matt Polster is reportedly on the brink of leaving Ibrox and returning stateside, according to Herald and Times Sport.

The 27-year-old right-back joined Rangers in January 2019 from MLS side Chicago Fire, penning a two-and-a-half-year deal at Ibrox.

At the time, Steven Gerrard said Polster was “a good professional, he’s in good shape, and I think he’s got the potential to be a first-team player here at Rangers” (Herald Scotland).

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However, the United States international has failed to nail down a first-team place, with just 10 competitive appearances for the Light Blues in all competitions.

Back in March, Gerrard criticised Polster for his part in Bayer Leverkusen’s third goal in Rangers’ Europa League last-16 first-leg 3-1 defeat.

 

“Polster’s gone to ground. He’s got to take the man down and take a yellow card for the team,” Gerrard told Glasgow Live.

“If he doesn’t, he’s got to run all the way back. He actually gets back, does well. But you’ve got to be better in a one v one.”

According to Herald and Times Sport, Polster is set for New England Revolution, with a six-figure sum apparently agreed between the two clubs.

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Polster made his Rangers debut against Hearts at Tynecastle last April in a 3-1 victory but has only managed nine appearances since, with just six of those games in the Scottish Premiership.

Unable to dislodge James Tavernier from the Gers starting XI, Polster perhaps feels he’s unlikely to do so over the next season, after which his contract is set to end.

Polster joined a long list of Americans to have played for Rangers such as Claudio Reyna, DaMarcus Beasley, Maurice Edu and Carlos Bocanegra, but it doesn’t look as though he’ll make the same impact at Ibrox.

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