Quick links

Rangers

Rangers would be wise to keep Jordan Rossiter a little longer

Liverpool's Jordan Rossiter celebrates scoring their first goal with Jose Enrique

It's too early for Ibrox side Glasgow Rangers to sell the 20-year-old.

Liverpool's Jordan Rossiter (R) in action with Chelsea's Andreas Christensen

According to a report from The Express, Jordan Rossiter's Rangers future is in doubt, but manager Pedro Caixinha shouldn't be so quick to dump him.

The 20-year-old midfielder only managed four Scottish Premiership appearances in what was an injury-ravaged first season at Ibrox last term.

With that in mind, you could see why Caixinha would be willing to move him on, but the truth is that Rossiter is too talented to give up on yet.

Liverpool's Jordan Rossiter in action against Bordeaux's Nicolas Maurice Belay

The former Liverpool man posted some very encouraging Europa League performances under Brendan Rodgers at Anfield and it would be a shame to see him leave Glasgow without seeing what he can really do in Scotland.

There is no doubt that he is a talented boy and Rangers should give him at least until January to prove his fitness and his class. Only then should the Portuguese boss consider trying to offload him, if he proves neither.

He featured in a pre-season friendly against Coleraine last week, coming through it unscathed and Rangers fans will hope to see him start the Premiership season.

New Rangers manager Pedro Caixinha in the stands

It would not be a shock to see Rossiter go on to bigger and better things if he were to be sold, such is his promise, and you have to wonder what Rangers have to gain by shipping him off so soon.

His value would plummet further if he were to endure another lengthy spell on the sidelines next term. On the contrary, it would spike quite a bit if he were to maintain his fitness and showcase the talent he showed at Liverpool under Rodgers.

Rossiter can be a big player and a big asset for the Gers and Caixinha must not mistake him for deadwood yet.

The Express also reported that he is one of seven Mark Warburton signings who could be shipped out as the Rangers boss looks to put his own stamp on the squad, but Rossiter is one Warburton man who would come good if given the chance. It's too early to let him go.

New Rangers manager Pedro Caixinha in the stands with Pedro Mendes

Register for HITC Sport - Daily Dispatch