Jak Alnwick will leave the Gers on a free transfer this summer after his hopes of a permanent winter move were dashed by injury. The shot-stopper’s loan club Blackpool had entered negotiations with the Scottish club over sealing a full-time transfer this month.
But Jak has broken down with an arm injury that the League One club have confirmed is ready to sideline him for three months, and he underwent surgery yesterday. Rangers sources have said that Alnwick has no future at Ibrox and he has played his last game for the club.
His deal expires at the end of the campaign, and he will then move on a free, most likely to a club south of the border. Blackpool remains a keen interest in signing the 26-year-old goalkeeper full-time after an impressive campaign on loan and hope he can return from injury to play a key role in their promotion bid at the end of the season.
Gers had been willing to sell the goalkeeper for a “nominal fee” this month of less than £100,000 after talks began last month over a January deal. Blackpool boss Simon Grayson has spoken of his interest in converting Alnwick’s loan into a permanent deal claimed he has done “fantastically well” this campaign.