Rangers completed their first signing of the January transfer window on Wednesday, as Queen Park Rangers midfielder Sean Goss, 22, arrived Ibrox on loan till the end of the season.
The Manchester United academy graduate was widely tipped to succeed Michael Carrick during his 5-season stay at the Old Trafford, and he remains highly valued at his parent club.
Goss, despite struggling to break into manager Ian Holloway’s first-team plans since arriving from United last January, is expected to prove his worth with Rangers.
A splendid and successful loan term could see fans and the Light Blues board wishing they make his deal permanent, but QPR director of football Les Ferdinand has warned that such move won’t be possible given that Goss’ potential makes him a valuable asset to the club in the long-term.
The QPR chief told Sportsmail when asked about the possibility of Rangers making the deal permanent: “We’re not looking at that at all. We’re just looking at this being about him going out to gain some experience. We have high hopes for Sean and his potential. This is just part of educating young players.
“We just hope he can go to Rangers and show his true worth. Sean has been unfortunate in the sense that the manager has had to change the system because of how this season has gone for us.
“We think playing in the Scottish Premiership for one of the biggest clubs in European football will be brilliant experience for him. He’s certainly a player we see with massive potential.
“This is all part of his learning experience. If you look at a lot of the best players in the world, they’ve been out on loan at times.”
Rangers recently sealed a permanent deal for left-back Declan John following his loan arrival from Cardiff at the beginning of the campaign, but putting QPR’s stance into consideration, they may not have the chance to do the same with Goss.