Rangers: Time for Stephen Kelly to leave Ibrox for good as GVB eyes Charleroi midfielder Adem Zorgane
Giovanni van Bronckhorst is reportedly eying a move for Charleroi midfielder Adem Zorgane – and if so, Stephen Kelly should be leaving Rangers permanently.
L’Equipe journalist Nabil Djellit revealed on Wednesday 13 July that Rangers (via Twitter) that Rangers have tabled an “insufficient” bid for the 22-year-old Algerian midfielder.
With van Bronckhorst seemingly trying to bolster his midfield options, surely Kelly’s time at Ibrox should come to an end after four loan spells away from Ibrox.
The Daily Record suggested (30 June) that Kelly will be allowed to leave again in the 2022/23 season.
With his contract entering its final year, a permanent move away from Ibrox makes the most sense for the young midfielder who impressed whilst out on loan at Salford in the 2021/22 season.
Kelly managed one goal and two assists for the Ammies and enjoyed a successful loan spell in League Two.
However, despite his good form whilst away from Ibrox, the youngster will join a long line of youth talent that has been shipped out on various loan agreements before being allowed to leave Ibrox.
Josh McPake and Jake Hastie are two other examples that have had a series of loan spells during their time at Ibrox as the Gers’ treatment of their youth talent follows a consistent theme.
It would be refreshing if some of the youngsters who come through the ranks at Ibrox were given a more substantial first-team chance.
Relying upon loans could be the reason why youth talent such as Rory Wilson has decided to leave the club and move to a Premier League academy.
The 16-year-old potentially didn’t want to end up stuck in a never-ending loan cycle that could be detrimental to his career.