Rangers have been linked with a move for £18m Premier League striker Andre Gray.
Watford reportedly forked out megabucks for the athletic forward at the beginning of the season and snapped him up on a five-year deal.
He’s went on to make 31 appearances for the side this campaign, netting nine times for the Hornets.

Could we see Andre Gray at Ibrox next season? (Photo by Chloe Knott – Danehouse/Getty Images)
Rangers are reportedly interested in taking the 27-year-old to Ibrox on loan, and it is a potential move which has Gers fans salivating.

But the club must weigh up the risk and reward of this player. And that’s assuming the allure of Rangers appeals to Gray.
Spending a considerable amount on loaning the player is the only realistic way the Gers could take Gray to Ibrox. We cannot compete in a market where the former Burnley man moves for close to £20m.

Andre Gray one of Watford’s highest earners

Sportrac.com claim that Gray is one of Watford’s highest earners, raking in £70k per week at Vicarage Road. That means feasibly Rangers would be spending just over £3.5m to take the player to the club for one season. That’s not including any potential loan fee, and also assumes that we pay all of his wages.
Does this represent a good investment at Ibrox? A lot of that could well depend on the future of Alfredo Morelos.
Say Rangers manage to recoup close to the £20m they claim to want for the Colombian, Gray would represent a solid short-term fix. Having that big pool of cash is also a safety net.
A lot of this could also come down to Watford’s summer recruitment plans. The likes of Troy Deeney, Isaac Success and Gerard Deulofeu are Watford’s main forward options, whilst manager Javi Gracia could also be looking to invest.

Gray played at Ibrox in a pre-season friendly with Burnley in 2016. He scored a hattrick. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)
Should Gray move down the pecking order at Watford, Ibrox could represent an intriguing proposition.
Going into next year we can’t rule anything out and it’s great to see the club being ambitious.
But any move for Andre Gray surely depends on Rangers being able to finance it through people moving the other way.
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