Rangers has rebuffed multiple loan offers from Serie A and Bundesliga clubs for winger Rabbi Matondo, as reported by Football Scotland.
Sources disclosed that the Light Blues turned down several approaches for Matondo this month, signaling their reluctance to approve a temporary departure from Ibrox. Despite the interest from foreign leagues, the club is determined to retain the talented winger.
Matondo, expressing contentment, reportedly wishes to continue his stay in Glasgow beyond the transfer window. With Abdallah Sima facing an extended absence due to injury, the Welshman anticipates increased involvement in the squad, being fit and available once again.
Glasgow’s head coach, Philippe Clement, has been keen on utilizing wingers since his arrival, but the limited options available have often compelled him to deploy players out of their preferred positions or adjust his formation and tactics accordingly.
The decision to retain Matondo becomes more significant in light of Sima’s injury during the African Cup of Nations, making it unlikely for Clement to allow one of the few natural wide players in the squad to leave Ibrox this month.
Looking ahead, if Matondo maintains his fitness and availability until the end of the campaign, he is expected to feature regularly in the Scottish Premiership. Sending him on loan in January would have been illogical from a Rangers’ perspective, given the team’s current circumstances.