Are Rangers-linked transfer duo being lined up to replace aging pair?
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Are Rangers-linked transfer duo being lined up to replace aging pair?

With Rangers seemingly well-stocked in midfield, you’d forgive some for raising an eyebrow over two high-profile transfer links to midfielders in recent weeks.

Gers links to Sampdoria midfielder Jakub Jankto resurfaced this week after comments made by Italian journalist Fabrizio Romano.

Reputable journo Romano claimed that Rangers came “so close” to signing the Czech international, 24, during the last window.

The Italian has also previously claimed the club could return for the talented box-to-box type midfielder in the winter window.


“The player was Jakub Jankto, from Sampdoria, [who] was really, really close to joining Rangers on deadline day,” said Romano [Here We Go].

“I don’t know if [this] was public or not. He was really close to joining Rangers.

“They didn’t find [an] agreement with Sampdoria, but, let’s see what will happen in January because Bundesliga clubs are interested [in the player].”

Sampdoria midfielder Jakub Jankto has been linked with a transfer to Rangers. (Photo by Jonathan Moscrop/Getty Images)

The Ibrox side has also been linked with a move for 28-year-old Norwich midfielder Kenny McLean, with a potential loan-to-buy deal mooted for a player out of sorts down south.

Ex-Aberdeen midfielder and boyhood Rangers fan McLean has been routinely linked to Ibrox and the playmaker has been linked with a return to the side he played for as a boy by The Sun.

Rangers have six first-team midfielders currently at the club in Ryan Jack, Joe Aribo, Glen Kamara, Steven Davis, Scott Arfield and Bongani Zungu and fans may have doubts we’d be looking to add to them.

But with Steven Davis now 35 and Scott Arfield 32, could McLean and Jankto act as long-term replacements for the two players?

Kenny McLean is another player who has been recently linked with a move to Rangers. (Photo by Nikola Krstic/SNS Group via Getty Images)

Steven Davis’ contract expires come the end of this campaign whilst Arfield’s has a year to run beyond the end of the season.

Both might very much have something to offer Rangers in the short term, but could Jakub Jankto fill any void left by Scott Arfield and Kenny McLean step up to fill the boots of Steven Davis?

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