Rangers Set to Make Sam Lammers’ Departure Permanent Following Loan Spell

Rangers FC are reportedly considering the permanent departure of Sam Lammers in the upcoming summer transfer window, following his loan move to FC Utrecht for the remainder of the season.

According to the Scottish Daily Mail’s report on January 11th, Lammers, who is currently under contract with the Glasgow-based club until 2027, is expected to return to Ibrox after concluding his loan spell in the Netherlands. However, it is speculated that Rangers are leaning towards securing a permanent exit for the forward.

The 26-year-old Dutch forward was brought to Rangers by former manager Michael Beale in a £3 million deal from Serie A side Atalanta during the summer transfer window in 2023, as reported by Sky Sports News on June 16th. Despite the initial optimism surrounding his signing, Lammers has faced challenges adapting to Scottish football, managing to score only twice in 31 appearances for the Light Blues.

Under Phillipe Clement’s management, Lammers was given opportunities, starting the first six games of the Belgian coach’s tenure. However, he failed to make a significant impact and has since seen a reduction in his playing time.

Currently plying his trade with FC Utrecht on loan, Lammers is set to return to Rangers at the end of the season. Nevertheless, the Scottish Daily Mail suggests that it is “likely” that the club is contemplating a permanent departure for the struggling forward. This decision could be influenced by his limited success on the pitch.