Did this performance trigger Rangers interest in Tottenham Hotspur star?

Rangers have been linked to Tottenham's Grant Ward.

The BBC Gossip column report, via the Scottish Sun, that Rangers are interested in Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Grant Ward.

The Gers signed Dominic Ball on loan from Tottenham last season, and links between the two clubs are strong with a recent friendly played between the two teams last week.

Grant Ward was one of the players to feature for a youthful Spurs XI, as one of the more senior players in the side.

Spurs head of player development John McDermott told the official club website that Ward's performance against Rangers was 'exemplary', praising his leadership skills.

Ward recently won the Young Player of the Year award at loan side Rotherham United, where he featured in central midfield and out wide. Still only 21, he was rewarded with a new contract by Spurs earlier this year.

Able to show what he could do in front of Rangers boss Mark Warburton, as well as potential teammates, it is no surprise to see that Ward has caught the eye.

Breaking into Tottenham's first team will be a tough task, and a year on loan will be beneficial if at a competitive level. With Rangers hoping to battle for the Scottish Premiership title, Warburton's side should be able to provide just that.

A holding midfielder, Ward possesses more first team experience that recently signed Jordan Rossiter, and would negate any need to bring Gedion Zelalem back on loan fro Arsenal.

He played 40 games in the Championship last season for Rotherham, winning 1.5 tackles on average per game, with 1.3 interceptions. Rangers would be a learning curve for him, but it would not be as steep as if he were to remain at Tottenham and try and fight for a first team place.

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