Blessing and curse as summer Rangers target proving snip at reported £10m
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Blessing and curse as summer Rangers target proving snip at £10m

Rangers were priced out a move for reported summer Ibrox target Ivan Toney, with the £10m Brentford man showing exactly why so far in the English second tier.

The Bees forked out a £5m fee which could eventually double in price for the frontman after the 24-year-old scored 24 goals in 32 games for Peterborough United last season.

Reported summer Rangers target Ivan Toney has been on red hot form with Championship Brentford. (Photo by George Wood/Getty Images)

So far the ex-Newcastle United forward is proving a snip at that price, netting 10 goals in 10 Championship games so far for Thomas Frank’s second tier side [Transfermarkt].

Rangers were linked with a move for Toney alongside rivals Celtic in the summer as a five-horse race presented itself for the striker [Football Insider].

However, it was rivals Celtic who would launch a bid for the player but it was thrown out after not meeting the Posh’s expectations [Glasgow Times].

A talented forward, whilst some Rangers fans might be gutted that they missed out on a summer move for the player, others will breathe a sigh of relief he didn’t rock up at Celtic Park.

The Gers might’ve been priced out of reported interest in the player but it didn’t dishearten the club in their search for firepower to bolster the forward line.

It might be unfortunate Rangers missed out on a move for the striker but it’s a blessing Old Firm rivals Celtic did too. (Photo by James Baylis – AMA/Getty Images)

Rangers quickly turned their attentions to Anderlecht striker Kemar Roofe and FC St. Gallen forward Cedric Itten in a reported £6m investment in our striking options [Scottish Sun].

Rangers now boast a potent range of forward options made up of those two new signings, Colombian forward Alfredo Morelos and veteran poacher Jermain Defoe.

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