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Once Rangers-linked Premier League striker a great option for Gerrard

Once Rangers-linked Burnley striker Matej Vydra is out of contract next summer and could be available in the January transfer window.

With the annual report revealing an operating loss of £23.5m, Rangers may well need to be shrewd in their transfer business as opposed to spending large sums.

Rangers-linked Matej Vydra. (Photo by Robin Jones/Getty Images)

With Alfredo Morelos’s future uncertain, there may be a chance that the club could delve into the market for a replacement.


With 87 goals across stints with Burnley, Watford, West Brom, Reading and Derby County, Vydra has proven he can cut it down in England and there’s every chance he’d thrive in the Scottish top flight.

The key thing is, Rangers can sign the Premier League striker on a free. This could be vital in balancing the books, especially with the recent losses.

It would be a case of second time lucky if we were to sign the Czech Republic international.

Going back to January 2020, the club was heavily linked with Vydra [Daily Record], with the side suffering injury issues and the need for a new striker, he would have been a great signing.

All that was required for the deal to go through was Burnley signing a replacement for the and Rangers would likely have had their man.

Florian Kamberi, signed instead of initial Rangers transfer target Matej Vydra, failed to live up to expectations. (Photo by Jose Manuel Alvarez/Quality Sport Images/Getty Images)

Unfortunately, this didn’t happen, and the deal went up in smoke, like our title challenge that season. The club ended up signing Florian Kamberi on loan instead.

Vydra might not be a massive name that everyone will gush over, but he is a solid, experienced player who is still under 30 and is still producing in front of goal, scoring a late equaliser for Burnley at Chelsea on Saturday afternoon.

Given that there would be no transfer fee involved, what’s not to like?

In other news, an inexperienced referee has been appointed for Sunday’s clash with Ross County.

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