By Doug Ward

22nd Apr, 2021 | 4:10pm

Ryan Gauld would consider move to Rangers

Farense playmaker Ryan Gauld would consider joining Rangers in the summer transfer, according to Vital Rangers.

Gauld, 25, has been in sensational form in the Portuguese top-flight this season, winning his eighth man of the match award of the campaign on Tuesday night with a stunning performance against Pacos de Ferreira.

Rangers fans are likely to know all about Gauld, who started his career at Dundee United before being snapped up by Sporting CP in 2014 when he was 18 years old.

According to BBC Sport, Sporting applied a £48million buyout clause to Gauld’s contract. However, he played just five times for their senior side before joining Farense in 2019.

For free, why not?

Gauld has been in sensational form at Farense this season.

He scored eight goals and supplied five assists in 27 Liga NOS appearances while also wearing the captain’s armband on a number of occasions.

The former Hibernian loanee, who flopped during his short stint at Easter Road, has come on leaps and bounds at Farense and could actually be a good prospect for any Premiership team that wants to sign him.

What’s more amazing about Gauld is that he could be available for free.

When Farense signed the player once dubbed the ‘Mini Messi‘, BBC Sport reported there’s a £3.6million release clause in a two-year contract that has the option of an extra year.

However, the ScotsAbroadPodcast has claimed the option of an extra year is yet to be agreed upon, which means Gauld can sign for anyone in the summer free of charge.

Based on his form and the fact Rangers could do with some extra strength in their midfield, Gauld would be a solid addition to Steven Gerrard’s side.

Gauld can play on either wing or as a number 10 so he’ll certainly plug gaps if there’s an injury or selection crisis.

He’s also still fairly young at the age of 25, is Scottish and has proven himself in a European league that is stronger than the Premiership.

It’s a no-brainer, isn’t it?

In other Rangers news, there’s been a massive update on Alfredo Morelos’ future at Ibrox.