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Report: NYCFC to lend James Sands to Rangers FC

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Dec 11, 2021; Portland, OR, USA; New York City FC midfielder James Sands (16) celebrates after beating the Portland Timbers in the 2021 MLS Cup championship game at Providence Park. Mandatory Credit: Soobum Im-USA TODAY Sports
Dec 11, 2021; Portland, OR, USA; New York City FC midfielder James Sands (16) celebrates after beating the Portland Timbers in the 2021 MLS Cup championship game at Providence Park. Mandatory Credit: Soobum Im-USA TODAY Sports

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.

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.

–Field Level Media