By Saikat Mandal

22nd Jan, 2023 | 8:40pm

Charlie McCann seals Rangers transfer exit to Forest Green Rovers as transfer fee emerges

Charlie McCann has agreed personal terms to seal his Rangers exit to join Forest Green Rovers, as reported by Football Scotland.

The EFL League One side had reached an agreement with the Bears, around £350,000, and the player has agreed personal terms and will sign a three-and-a-half year with the “ambitious” outfit.

The Gers did offer the 20-year-old fresh terms, but he seeks first-team football elsewhere.

Right choice

It’s not nice to see young talented players leaving the club to seek regular opportunities elsewhere. 

Rangers are choc-a-bloc in midfield and it’s not easy for Michael Beale to hand him regular games. He had to wait for his chances, but the club did see potential in him. 

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He has already played for the senior side, and the Bears offered him a new deal. It shows that they have tried their best to keep him on board, but in the end, it’s the youngster who made the decision of moving out. 

He is already way down the pecking order at the club, and would have really struggled to make a genuine breakthrough if Beale adds one or two more players in that position. 

The Gers boss is looking to strengthen his midfield at the end of this month, and they have been reportedly linked with a move for Standard Liege midfielder Nicolas Raskins [BBC Sport, 20 January]. 

It’s sad to see him leave, but probably that’s the best option left for him. 

In other Rangers news,  the Gers are expected to sign this “World Cup star” in January.