Sam Lammers Era Ends at Utrecht as Club Signs New Striker

FC Utrecht have moved on from Sam Lammers, signing 21-year-old striker Noah Ohio, according to journalist Jeroen Kapteijns. This news effectively ends Lammers’ chance of returning to Utrecht permanently after a successful loan spell.

Lammers’ future with Rangers remains uncertain. Despite impressing on loan with 10 goals in 18 games, Utrecht couldn’t agree to terms with either the player or Rangers. This paves the way for a potential move elsewhere, with AZ Alkmaar previously showing interest [Rangers Review, 29 May].

Lammers’ struggles to adapt to Scottish football under Michael Beale are well-documented. He fell out of favor quickly and was deemed surplus to requirements by Philippe Clement. However, his return to the Eredivisie reignited his form, highlighting a potential mismatch between player and system at Rangers.

The report suggests Rangers shouldn’t settle for a fire sale. Ideally, a transfer that benefits all parties would be the best outcome. However, if no suitable offer emerges, the onus falls on manager Clement to find a way to utilize Lammers effectively.