The Rangers manager, Steven Gerrard, had billed McCrorie as a future Ibrox captain.
Rangers fans are reacting to reports that Ross McCrorie could be leaving Ibrox for good.
The Rangers defender/midfielder has signed a one-year loan deal with Portsmouth and, according to the Daily Record, the English side have an option to buy him outright next year – although this has yet to be verified by either club.
McCrorie has played 55 times for Rangers, with whom he made his first-team breakthrough in 2017, and was recently billed as a future Ibrox captain by his manager, Steven Gerrard.
But if the Daily Record‘s report proves accurate, it would appear as though Gerrard has experienced a sudden change of heart.
And many of a Rangers persuasion are struggling to get their heads around it.
This is what they’re saying on Twitter…
Shocking if we sell him. Hope he does well and comes back and earns game time— Mitchell (@Mtch94) July 5, 2019
With option to buy don’t like that.— Gary Caw (@garycawnew) July 5, 2019
rank fckn rotten— ian blackbourn (@ianblackbourn2) July 5, 2019
Option to buy make me physically sick— Staunch Loyalist Bastard (@Waghornology) July 5, 2019
Mistake letting his go imo. A loan deal yes, but I feel he’s good enough to be a Rangers player.— Joe ‘wotta’ Anderson ⚽️ (@_wotta) July 5, 2019
@JohnyMac83 surely there is not an option to buy?— Rosscan!!! (@RossBright1) July 5, 2019
Not a chance they’re is option to but clause. Not a chance.— Scott Brothers (@ScottBro1011) July 5, 2019
SG worst decision as rangers manger. One month RM the future rangers captain then he loans him out with a option to buy. Ridiculous decision from rangers and the manger… @4ladshadadream can you confirm there there is a option to buy??— JohnJames Robertson (@JUDSTER53) July 5, 2019
McCrorie’s twin brother, Robby, has also left Rangers this week.
The goalkeeper will spend the coming campaign on loan to Queen of the South, although that deal is not thought to include an option to buy.
According to the Daily Record, Sunderland failed with a late attempt to sign the outfield player.