By Saikat Mandal

20th Jul, 2022 | 8:40pm

Dundee United have been in contact with Rangers to sign Glenn Middleton

Dundee United have been in contact with Rangers to sign Glenn Middleton, according to Football Scotland.

The website reported on 20 July that the SPFL club are considering a “potential transfer swoop” for the 22-year-old winger.

Chris Coleman is also a big admirer of the playmaker. The Welsh manager could also enter the market to bring him to his current club Atromitos in the Greek Super League.

Jack Ross is a big fan of the winger, who wants to go “somewhere” where he can call his home after he failed to nail down a regular spot in the Rangers squad.

Let him go

The winger has spent loan spells at the likes of St Johnstone and Bradford.

Last season (2021-22), he managed 35 appearances for St Johnstone, where he scored two goals.

The youngster has featured in pre-season including a cameo against Blackpool, but he is unlikely to get enough chances to represent the senior team.

The Tangerines are in need of attacking reinforcements, and they have earmarked Middleton as a possible option.

The player is open to a move out of Ibrox, and the club must let him go. The youngster is at that stage of his career where he needs to play regularly.

Having spent years on loan, he needs to settle down somewhere, where he can grow as a player. It doesn’t help for any youngster to be playing in a different system every year.

Dundee United could be his home if they can secure a deal for the player.

Rangers have bolstered their attacking options this summer by signing Tom Lawrence and Rabbi Matondo, and Middleton is likely to drop down the pecking order.

In other Rangers news, an official partner of the Gers has dubbed their business “outrageous” with a £50million transfer verdict dropped.