According to reports from Football Insider, Scottish giants Rangers could be set to make a last-minute swoop for Cardiff City left-back Declan John.
The 22-year-old featured 15 times in the league for the Bluebirds last season but has only started one game since Neil Warnock’s appointment in October of last year.
John is in the final year of his contract at the Welsh club and Warnock has made it clear he is willing to let the player depart the club.
Although his preferred position is at left-back, the Welshman can play as a left-midfielder and a right-back too if necessary.
Cardiff City sit at the top of the Championship table having won all five of their opening games and remain just one of two clubs, along with Leeds, to not lose a game so far this season.
John is yet to make an appearance for the Bluebirds this season in all competitions.
This is a move that makes a lot of sense for both the player and his club.
Joe Bennett has been trusted to be the team’s first-choice left-back since the arrival of Warnock and he does his job well.
There just isn’t a place in the first team for Declan John so there isn’t any point in the player being there getting paid to do nothing.
Warnock is better off getting the left-back off of the wage bill at the club.
With Cardiff looking likely to push for promotion this season after their flying start, there is no room for passengers at the club and that is exactly what John is.
He could break into the first team at Rangers too so the move makes sense for the youngster too.
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