It is transfer season which means rumours are swirling all over the far reaches of the world of social media. One that may gain some traction soon is speculation that Fulham are interested in the services of Rangers left back Lee Wallace.
Fulham are coming off a woeful season that saw them relegated to England’s Championship after thirteen consecutive seasons in the Premier League. Former Bayern Munich manager Felix Magath has been charged with making the stay in England’s second tier brief.
The club’s top two left back options are both better suited in other positions. Fernando Amorebieta, who is better suited as a center back & left winger Kieran Richardson are the top choices at left back going into next season. This creates an obvious need for a natural left back to join the club.
For Rangers supporters this is a case of deja vu – as Lee Wallace was at the center of transfer talk back in January. Both Hull City & Nottingam Forest were linked to Wallace at the beginning of the year. Rangers turned down the subsequent bid of £900,000 from Forest.
Wallace made 39 appearances in all competitions for Rangers last season & scored three goals. He missed the last month of the season but was still named the club’s Player of the Year.
For whatever reason, the quality of Wallace’s contributions to the team did trail off during the last few months of the season. Chances are the dip in play was caused by either lingering injury issues or it was a byproduct of the collective dull play of the team once the league championship became a foregone conclusion.
He also made two appearances for Scotland’s national team last season.
There’s been quite a lot of one-way traffic when it comes to transfer chatter revolving around Rangers so it is expected for speculation to swirl around clubs targeting some of the talent at Ibrox. Given that Wallace is the most talented player in the squad it is only natural for his name to be front & center during the season of transfer rumours.
Wallace is signed through the end of the 2016-17 season.
- Did the strong play of Steven Smith in the final month of the season make Wallace expendable or is Lee Wallace an untouchable who is in line to be Rangers next captain?