Philippe Clement will wince at Rangers with Ross McCausland exit on cards as Brentford transfer emerges
Philippe Clement could be left wincing at Rangers with a possible Ross McCausland exit on the cards as Premier League club Brentford join the hunt for his signature.
According to Scottish publication Daily Record sharing on 20 November, Brentford are keeping tabs on the Ibrox youngster but the Gers are hoping to tie him down to a new deal at the club.
The 20-year-old gem has only just broken into the Gers’ first team under Clement in recent weeks, but Rangers face the threat of losing him for nothing if new terms are not agreed.
Daily Record intriguingly adds that Brentford are known for taking “a gamble” on players, and the 20-year-old is available for just £300,000 in training compensation as things stand.
McCausland has been one of the biggest components of Clement’s renaissance at Ibrox, having not only made an impact at senior level this season but also earned his first cap for Northern Ireland on Friday (17 November) and even rewarded with the team’s Player of the Match against Finland.
He really didn’t get a look in at Ibrox under Michael Beale, with the manager instead opting to rely on his many summer signings.
In the end, that proved to be a costly decision, with the boss losing his job after the club’s very disappointing start to the new season.
Clement has succeeded where Beale has failed and that’s having an eye for an exceptional forward talent at Ibrox but Rangers could be losing him for nothing if they don’t act fast in securing his future.
Brentford are masters at persuading top-tier talent like McCausland to join their exciting and innovative squad under Thomas Frank, handing them first-team opportunities and a promising and detailed personal route to reach the top.
He’s just what they need given his huge potential and marketable reach in future.
The 20-year-old could be tempted by the opportunity regardless of his love for Rangers, such is the lure of the Bees and Premier League football.
If Rangers want to tie down their hot new talent and make him apart of the Ibrox furniture and success in the coming years, then they’ll simply have to match Brentford’s ambition and more.
Until then, Clement will be majorly anxious about this transfer development, given he’s the first club manager to take a bet on McCausland’s talents.