By Mike Slater

14th May, 2021 | 1:15pm

Matthew Sorinola decides next move, Rangers set to miss out - report

Rangers have missed out on Milton-Keynes Dons defender Matthew Sorinola, according to teamTALK on Friday.

The Bears have been poaching English talents once their contracts have expired recently, with Jack Simpson and Nnamdi Ofoborh two examples.

Sorinola has reportedly made his decision and will join Belgian side Royale Union Saint-Gilloise after rejected a new contract.

The left-back has been linked with both Rangers and Celtic this week.

As well as that, there was serious Premier League interest from south of the border from the likes of Leeds United.

It seems a strange move for Sorinola, with Union-Saint Gilloise only just promoted to the top-flight of Belgian football this season.

The 20-year-old is expected to have his move confirmed on Friday afternoon with the English League One season already concluded.

Strange.

When the likes of Rangers and Leeds come calling, you have to laugh when a newly-promoted Belgian side win the race for a signing.

Sorinola doesn’t appear to be waiting around with his future and wants immediate minutes next season, rather than joining a bigger club such as the Bears and competing for just that.

Gerrard wouldn’t have been desperate for this move, with Borna Barisic and Calvin Bassey still at Ibrox moving into next season as it stands.

The likes of Bassey and Nathan Patterson have shown that young full-backs can thrive at Auchenhowie, and we should only need a left-back if Barisic was to be tempted away from the club this summer; we cross our fingers that doesn’t happen.

In other Rangers news, Confirmed: This Bears defender is likely to miss Aberdeen clash, midfielder could return