By Daniel Feliciano

19th Apr, 2022 | 6:10pm

View: Aaron Ramsey may have played final Rangers game, loan deal wasn't worth it

January was a huge month for Rangers as they completed the signing of Aaron Ramsey on loan, but it seems he’ll be leaving Ibrox with a whimper.

Expectation was high as the former Arsenal man joined for the rest of the season as Rangers sat six points clear at the top of the table.

But after struggling to initially get up to speed and then dealing with injuries, the club now find themselves six points behind Celtic but in the last four of the Europa League and final of the Scottish Cup.

The most recent game was another Old Firm derby, the third since Ramsey joined, and the second that he started having scored just three minutes into his debut in the biggest game in the country last time out.

That game ended in defeat, and this time he was forced to limp off with an injury during the first-half as the team secured a 2-1 win after extra-time.

There has been no update on the injury as of writing, but it seemed to be a muscular problem and that usually implies several weeks on the sidelines for a player.

If that’s the case, then Ramsey may have already played his final game in a blue shirt for Rangers ahead of a major decision being made on his future this summer.

Reports in Italy suggest that Giovanni van Bronckhorst and Rangers have already made the decision not to extend his loan beyond this season, despite having an option to sign him permanently in the summer.

That would see him return to Juventus once again, leaving the Bears to find another player to fill in for him going forward either from the academy or by making a new signing.

But the state of play on the current loan is pretty much that it was a waste of time.

Ramsey has barely played when he has been available, and his crowning moment at the club will go down as a meaningless goal in a defeat to the fiercest rivals as the club bottled a lead in the title race.

If fans and the manager could go back in time, knowing what they know, they’d rather have put their efforts and cash towards someone else.

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