Five facts: Get to know the latest Tottenham youngster linked with Rangers

Tottenham Hotspur starlet Grant Ward has been linked with a move to Rangers.


According to The Scottish Sun, Rangers are keen to secure the services of Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Grant Ward on a season-long loan for the 2016-17 campaign.

Rangers faced off with a Spurs XI in a behind-closed-doors friendly this month and manager Mark Warburton apparently liked what he saw from the 21-year-old.

Consequently, speculation has mounted that Rangers boss Warburton, who took Nathan Oduwa and Dominic Ball from Tottenham on loan last summer, is keen to use his strong relationship with Spurs once again by recruiting Ward on a temporary basis.

Below, we look at five facts about the potentially Rangers bound youngster.

1) He has something in common with Premier League stars Ross Barkley and Anthony Martial, with all three being born on December 05. At 21, Ward is one year older than Martial and a year younger than Barkley.

2) Ward joined Tottenham in 2011 and then played against his parent club in 2014 for Chicago Fire during the Lilywhites' pre-season tour of the United States.

3) He managed to score in three of his seven Premier League Under-21 appearances for Spurs in the 2014-15 season - including two free kicks, suggesting he may be something of a set-piece specialist.

4) The youngster clocked 40 Championship appearances on loan at Rotherham United this past season - 32 of which were starts - and scooped the club's Young Player of the Year award.

5) He scored twice and grabbed two assists for the Millers, but one of those two goals saw him receive Rotherham's Goal of the Season for a long-range stunner in the 2-1 home defeat by Championship winners Burnley in November.

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