Jamie Barjonas sees Stateside switch collapse - report

Jamie Barjonas has slunk to the shadows of Ibrox and he looks set to stay there for a while longer after his proposed Rangers exit was called off.

The 22-year-old has failed to make a Light Blues outing this season and he has not even made the matchday squad since the 2-0 win over Lech Poznan on December 12.

He did not make it off the bench that day and if the writing was not already on the wall the fact he was not called upon after Rangers went 2-0 up in a dead-rubber was further proof that he is unwanted at Ibrox.

The Daily Record had recently reported that Barjonas was set to sign a one-year deal at Orange County who play in the United Soccer League championship in North America.

But according to The Athletic’s Rangers reporter, Jordan Campbell, that move has been abandoned.

On his personal Twitter account Campbell said that Barjonas is ‘likely to stay at Rangers until the end of the season’.

Desperate to kick-start career

The reasons as to why the transfer has broken down has not yet been reported but it is sure to be a source of sheer frustration for the Leeds-born midfielder.

It could have been a chance to kick-start his dwindling career that has failed to take off so far.

He joined the Rangers Academy at the age of nine and rose through the youth ranks before making his debut aged 18 in May 2017.

A series of loan moves followed the most recent of which saw him turn out for Partick Thistle in the Scottish Championship.

His Light Blues deal expires in May so it looks like he will be walking away for nothing unless a new club shows an interest.

In the meantime he will likely be spending the duration of his contract kicking his heels on the sidelines as he watches Steven Gerrard’s side saunter to title number 55.

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