Rangers midfielder Graham Dorrans is set to leave Ibrox this summer as the club weigh up the potential of terminating his contract through mutual consent despite having a year left on his current deal in Glasgow.
The reputable Football Insider claim that the veteran maestro, who has suffered an injury plagued two years at the club since signing, looks destined for the exit door this summer and the club could tear up his current terms to help him get a move elsewhere, with suitors likely to be limited considering his injury record.
Really though, the club must look at terminating his deal straight away, cutting their losses and getting him off the wage bill ahead of summer.
What went wrong?
Put simply, he has had one of the worst injury records the Ibrox medical staff will have seen in recent years.
His numerous problems mean he has played just 23 times in two years – a shocking record for a 31-year-old Scotland international – having undergone knee surgery this season and ankle surgery during the last campaign.
Undoubtedly a talented midfielder, his issues mean that he is just too much of a gamble for Rangers to keep on board and he would be best starting anew somewhere else.
What do Rangers do?
Thankfully for Steven Gerrard, Dorrans’ absence has not been too much of a miss, with plenty of quality on the books at Ibrox to cover for his injury layoff.
With the likes of Greg Doherty, Jordan Rossiter and Jason Holt set to return to the club after their loan spells, Dorrans’ chance of any game time with the Gers is only going to shorten over the summer.
A mutual agreement sooner rather than later gets Dorrans the chance to prove himself elsewhere ahead of the summer and saves the club a few quid off the wage bill, which could help in recruiting fresh talent for next season.