Scotland's Rangers FC reportedly are close to completing a loan deal for New York City FC standout James Sands.
According to The Athletic, it would be an 18-month loan with a purchase option for the 21-year-old defensive midfielder.
.@NYCFC James Sands is very close to moving to @RangersFC. NYCFC should be applauded for how they handled his development and his contract. Could have lost him on a free but worked with him to keep him while promising to work with him to move abroad. #MLS https://t.co/UzY2zb64cP— Taylor Twellman (@TaylorTwellman) January 4, 2022
If James Sands moves to Rangers, circle February 17th & 24th on your calendar.James Sands
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Sands, a New York native and NYCFC homegrown player, started all 26 of his matches for the MLS Cup champions in 2021.
Since making his MLS debut in 2017, Sands has played in 65 games (63 starts) and contributed a pair of assists. He also has earned seven caps with the U.S. men's national team.
(Reuters Field Level Media)