RANGERS midfielder Josh Windass has been linked with a move to either Newcastle United or Derby County in next month’s transfer window.
The 22-year-old playmaker only joined Mark Warburton’s side from Accrington Stanley in July on a four-year contract along with team-mate Matt Crooks, who made his long-awaited debut in the 2-0 defeat against Hearts at Tynecastle last week.
The joint fee was reported to be in the region of £120,000 and the Ibrox men may be tempted to cash in on Windass, who impressed in England last season with 17 goals for his club.
He has made 12 appearances in this campaign with one goal and is highly rated. However, he is currently on the sidelines with a hamstring problem.
Before crossing the border, Windass – son of former Aberdeen star Dean – played three seasons at Accrington and 86 times with 23 goals and 13 assists.
He started his career at Huddersfield when he joined them as an eight year old in 2002 and he moved to Harrogate Railway Athletic in 2012 where he stayed one year before moving to Accrington.
Now he could be heading back to the English Championship with Newcastle and Derby set to test Rangers’ resolve when the transfer market re-opens.
Should Newcastle United bid for the player there will be the interested spectacle of the Mike Ashley and Dave King having to do business together over the player. To say there is no love lost between these two would be something of an understatement!