Ciaran Dickson falls out with Rangers chiefs, Burnley want to sign him
Rangers midfielder Ciaran Dickson has fallen out with the management at Ibrox and wants to leave this summer, according to The Sun.
The newspaper reports that the Gers have told Dickson, 19, he is free to leave Ibrox despite recently signing a new deal.
It is understood that the teenager is “rated as one of the best midfield prospects” in Scotland and his situation has attracted interest from Premier League club Burnley.
Time to go
We’re unsure of the nature of Dickson’s fallout with the Rangers management but it sounds as though it must have been a serious one for him to be told to leave.
Dickson was handed his senior debut by Steven Gerrard last season when he came off the bench in the Betfred Cup victory over Falkirk.
He was then loaned to Queen of the South for the latter stages of the campaign and played six times for them in the Championship.
While the young midfield sensation is highly rated based on what The Sun is reporting, it does not sound as though he’s highly rated enough to keep around despite a behind-the-scenes disagreement.
Burnley would be a good move for Dickson.
While the Clarets are not exactly known for bringing through young talent, they are a team that sticks by British players and a chance to play in the Premier League is definitely a good lure for Dickson.
He might not get game-time straight away but he should be able to play regularly for the Burnley Under-23s, who play in Premier League 2.
The standard of that league is probably greater than League One and League Two here in Scotland so there’s a good chance for him to develop there.