Report details Rangers transfer latest as “goal-scoring midfielder” amongst four targets
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Rangers transfer latest as “goal-scoring midfielder” amongst four targets

A report in the Athletic has given a sense of perspective to Rangers’ transfer window as they claim the Gers are in the hunt for four players.

There has been much made regarding a potential rebuild this summer as Giovanni van Bronckhorst looks to put his own stamp on the squad.

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But already Rangers have retained the services of several experienced first team stars with Scott Arfield, Steven Davis and Connor Goldson all signing new deals.

Leon Balogun has left the club whilst there are reports suggesting an offer is on the table for veteran stopper Allan McGregor.

This alone smashes the notion that there could be an extensive rebuild at the club this summer, before we mention the signing of John Souttar, or comments from the likes of Joe Aribo about wanting to stay at the club.

Regarding the latter, the Nigerian international is one of several key first teamers such as Ryan Kent and Alfredo Morelos who is heading into the final year of his contract.

This is something which fed into the notion of a rebuild but as the Athletic detail should the right price be met for any of these players – or even Calvin Bassey and Glen Kamara – then they will be replaced in the window.

Rangers ‘targeting four players’ in transfer window

Jordan Campbell is claiming that Rangers have their eye on players in four specific positions/roles on the pitch.

The report claims that Rangers will have the cash to sign one key first-teamer for a fee whilst the rest of the window will be dominated by bosman signings.

Rangers have their eye on four specific roles in the squad; a starting right-winger (a void in the team unable to be filled by Steven Gerrard), a goal-scoring midfielder (perhaps explaining high-profile interest in Joe Rothwell), a “more direct striking option” (again highlighting potential interest in Mateo Cassierra, and, if required, a new left-back amid a downturn in Borna Barisic form.

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These areas would clearly enhance areas of the squad Rangers have lacked in in recent seasons and also give van Bronckhorst the chance to put his stamp on the team.

But it’s also clear that this is more of a refresh than a rebuild as Rangers look to build on the success of recent seasons.

Meanwhile, a former Rangers star has sparked Ibrox return rumours with a message on social media.

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