By Mike Slater

21st Apr, 2022 | 4:10pm

Rangers sources respond to Alex Lowry links with Newcastle United and Manchester City

The Fourth Official have shared that Rangers sources have insisted that no bid has been received for Alex Lowry.

Reports have surfaced in recent weeks reporting that Manchester City and Newcastle United are interested with the latter said to be closing in on a move.

Sources inside of the Bears have shared that Lowry is happy and is not trying to force what would be a mega move for him.

Writing on their official Patreon page [21 April, 12:09 pm], the Fourth Official shared what they have been told.

“You might have seen all the rumours on the internet about how Alex Lowry is close to a move to Newcastle United,” they wrote.

“Currently, Rangers have had no contact from Newcastle United (or Manchester City), let alone a bid for the player.

“I have had conversations with a couple of people inside Rangers, and both tell me that Alex Lowry is happy here and definitely not trying to force a move.”

Priority.

This has to be what Giovanni van Bronckhorst prioritises once the season is over, with the Europa League and title race taking centre-stage right now.

Lowry has made his jump into the first team under the Dutchman but is still smashing things with the ‘B’ team too.

Moving into next season, there will definitely be more chances available to him, and we can use this as ammunition to hand him a new contract.

Lowry will want to take the spaces left behind by the likes of Steven Davis, who will likely be moving on from Ibrox.

Even players such as Juninho Bacuna who left in January and were not replaced leave space for young midfielders.

Lowry is certainly the next in line, and he has to ask himself, does he want first-team football at Ibrox or does he want to sit in the academies of Newcastle and Manchester City for years on end?

The Ibrox board has to back Van Bronckhorst too, and with everyone pulling in the right direction, there should be no problem with getting Lowry to sign on for more years.

In other Rangers news, One 25-year-old could now be deemed as surplus to requirements at Ibrox this season