Sam Lammers is set to leave Rangers to join Utrecht on loan within the next 48 hours, STV understands.
The Dutch forward is poised to move back to his homeland for the remainder of the season, having failed to make a strong impression at Ibrox.
Lammers was signed by former Rangers manager Michael Beale as part of a revamp of the squad but, despite being a regular fixture in the side, he struggled to deliver goals or consistent performances.
The forward, who has scored twice in 31 appearances in light blue, has had more limited game time under new manager Philippe Clement and now has the opportunity to reset at another club, though it’s understood there is no fixed option for Utrecht to buy Lammers at the end of the loan.
Lammers signed a four-year deal with the Ibrox side after a £3.5m transfer was agreed with Atalanta in June.
Beale said at the time that he had signed a player that he had been tracking for years and would bring real ability to the Rangers attack.
“Sam will give us great technical and tactical quality, being able to play in a variety of attacking positions as a number ten or nine, ” the former Rangers boss said in June. “He was the first player I met with as part of the planning for the new season and during our lengthy discussions, it was clear that we share the same ideas on football and on his personal development moving forward.
“He has a strong alignment to the other players in our squad.”
Lammers began his career with PSV Eindhovern and impressed on loan atr Heerenveen before his move to Italy in 2020. He had subsequent loan spells at Eintracht Frankfurt, where he helped the team on their run to Europa League triumph, as well as spells at Empoli and Sampdoria before his switch to Scotland.
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