If Rangers sign Max Power would it be the end for Jordan Rossiter?

Max Power of Wigan Athletic and Jordan Ayew of Aston Villa in action during the Sky Bet Championship match between Aston Villa and Wigan Athletic at Villa Park on December 10, 2016 in...

Glasgow Rangers have been linked with the Wigan Athletic player and his arrival could be the final nail in the coffin for Rossiter's Ibrox career.

According to the Daily Mail, Rangers are interested in signing Max Power this summer, and if the 24-year-old did arrive at Ibrox it could put one too many obstacles in the way for current Gers player Jordan Rossiter.

The Latics are allegedly willing to accept £500,000 for the midfielder and if Rangers get their man one wonders how the already peripheral figure will force his way back into Pedro Caixinha's plans.

Jordan Rossiter of Rangers tackles Theo Sully of Progres Niederkorn during the UEFA Europa League first qualifying round match between Rangers and Progres Niederkorn at the Ibrox Stadium...

Rossiter arrived at Rangers with a big reputation following his time at Liverpool. However injury has curtailed his progress and he was recently omitted from the first-team for their pre-season friendly against Sheffield Wednesday, instead sent to play with the development squad against Wolves.

Rossiter was on the score sheet in that encounter, but he was already going to struggle for minutes following the arrival of Graham Dorrans, Ryan Jack and Carlos Pena and Power's signing would only make the challenge harder.

A sub-par performance in the Europa League qualifying defeat to Niederkorn did nothing to help Rossiter's cause. However he is still young enough to prove his doubters wrong and play his way back into Caixinha's good books.

That could be made all the more difficult if Power arrived, as the Wigan man is young enough to be a Rangers regular for the next decade and the Gers would not fork out £500,000 unless they saw him as an integral addition.

Only time will tell how this one plays out, and it could simply be paper-talk.  Yet if Power does sign for Rangers it could be the final nail in the proverbial coffin for a youngster who is yet to justify the hype.

With just eight first-team appearances for Rangers under his belt, Rossiter will feel he has unfinished business. The problem is the more midfielders that arrive at the club this summer, the more it seems his future lies elsewhere.

Max Power of Wigan Athletic and Jordan Ayew of Aston Villa in action during the Sky Bet Championship match between Aston Villa and Wigan Athletic at Villa Park on December 10, 2016 in...

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