£4 million-rated duo could wreak havoc for Rangers next season
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£4 million-rated duo could wreak havoc for Rangers next season

A fortnight ago, two Rangers players linked up to outstanding effect to defeat Motherwell at Fir Park.
Scott Arfield and Jermain Defoe.

Arfield seeks out Defoe to celebrate after opening the scoring. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Back in January, it would perhaps have looked an unlikely partnership.
After all, many thought £1.8m-rated Defoe [Transfermarkt] was coming to Ibrox to partner Alfredo Morelos in a front two.
Even if that weren’t to be the case, at that time, the £2.25m-rated Arfield [
Transfermarkt] was still adopting a more or less central midfield role.
However, things have changed significantly since then. It’s clear that Steven Gerrard wants to play with one main striker rather than two.

Until recently, Defoe had cut an isolated figure when starting up top. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Furthermore, Arfield has been shifted up the field, now playing off the striker.

More to come from £4m duo next season?

It remains to be seen whether or not Alfredo Morelos stays at Rangers this summer. We also don’t know what reinforcements the club will bring in and in which specific positions.
Come what may, when these two players get a chance to line up alongside each other with a clean slate next season, they could wreak havoc amongst SPL defences.

At Motherwell, Defoe unselfishly turned provider, as Arfield nabbed the match ball. (photo by Vagelis Georgariou/Action Plus via Getty Images)

Their movement and understanding brings a fluidity to the Gers that simply hasn’t been there enough this season.
With a full pre-season behind him, Defoe should be razor sharp. Likewise, Arfield, for whom the summer will offer a chance to finally get over a niggling calf problem, should be able to hit top form.
Both players have had time to settle in and get used to the ways things are at Rangers. They will be keen to see out this campaign strongly, and after the summer, look to play significant roles in bringing silverware back to Ibrox.

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