By Doug Ward

14th Jan, 2022 | 7:10am

Turkish clubs in talks to sign Scott Arfield from Rangers for small fee before 31 January

Turkish clubs Hatayspor and Alanyaspor are in talks to sign Rangers midfielder Scott Arfield this month, according to the Daily Mail.

The newspaper reports that Arfield, 33, could leave for a “small fee” to join one of the Turkish sides as his contract at Ibrox expires in the summer.

It is understood that the Canadian ace will be a “big miss” if he leaves Ibrox before 31 January as a move to Turkey is “emerging as a possibility”.

Huge blow

Rangers cannot let this happen.

It’s simply not worth allowing Arfield to leave Ibrox this month for a supposed “small fee” when he’s been so vital for Giovanni van Bronckhorst.

Since replacing Steven Gerrard, van Bronckhorst has made Arfield one of his key players with the former Burnley ace playing every single game since the Dutchman’s arrival.

Arfield scored in Gio’s first Scottish Premiership game in charge against his former club Livingston and has since provided a really big impact from the centre of the midfield.

He and Joe Aribo have been superb together in the middle of the park and have played a massive role in the impressive form before the extended winter break started.

And it’s simply not worth getting rid of 50 per cent of that midfield axis when we’re in such a strong position in the league and only a small amount of money is up for grabs.

If Arfield’s going to leave Rangers this year then we’re happy to see him go in the summer on a free transfer because he’s done a great job at Ibrox.

And if he goes as a two-time Premiership winner, he’ll absolutely have our blessing.

In other Rangers news, a club has found a replacement for a player who the Gers have reportedly bid for.