Tottenham Hotspur at risk of losing loanees Dominic Ball and Nathan Oduwa to Rangers on free transfers

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RanTottenham Hotspur duo Dominic Ball and Nathan Oduwa both have expiring contracts,

Rangers are still maintaining their 100 per cent record in the Scottish Championship and currently look certainties to bounce back to the top flight.

Manager Mark Warburton will be keen to keep the nucleus of his side together, and that could include signing loan duo Nathan Oduwa and Dominic Ball to long term deals.

The pair are currently on season long deals from Tottenham Hotspur, and both have question marks over their long-term future.

Ball and Oduwa each see their contracts at Spurs expire in June, meaning Rangers could seek to sign the pair on free transfers.

Oduwa has been the more prominent of the duo, with is trickery on the wing exciting fans and enraging the opposition, and he has been rewarded with four assists in nine league games so far.

He would be viewed by the Rangers faithful as more of a 'must' buy, with Ball still easing his way into the team, playing five league games by comparison.

Tottenham are not foolish, and will not take lightly the fact they could lose the pair at the season's end, but the longer they leave it the more doubts could creep into the minds of the players regarding their long-term future, and encourage Rangers to make a play.

It cannot be a coincidence that the shrewd Warburton picked two players to loan from Spurs with expiring contracts, in the hope that there could be at the club for more than just a season.

Even if the duo renew at Spurs, with Rangers set for promotion, Warburton could still make a play to extend their loans by a year with the promise that playing at a higher level than this season will continue to aid their development.

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