Pundit claims Rangers striker "deal done" as 36-goal forward links rebuffed
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Pundit claims Rangers striker "deal done" as 36-goal forward links rebuffed

Former Rangers midfielder and prominent Scottish football pundit Alex Rae has claimed that a deal is “done” for a striker to come into Ibrox.

The ex-Gers midfielder was speaking on Clyde Superscoreboard after the Ibrox club defeated rivals Aberdeen 1-0 at Pittodrie in a tough start to the season.

Alex Rae believes that there is a “deal already done” to bring a striker to Rangers. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty images)

Rae believes that Rangers have secured another forward as Steven Gerrard learns from last year and only going with two recognised striking options.

“I’m led to believe that there will be more ammunition coming into Rangers”, said Rae [Clyde SSB 01/08/20].

“I’m led to believe that there is a deal already done for another striker so he [Gerrard] has learned from his season last year where they only went with two.

“If you look at Aberdeen, their two main strikers got taken out and they struggled badly to retain the ball, so I feel as if he’s learning from his mistakes.”

The comments also come after Steven Gerrard said he wanted a new striker in “yesterday” when asked about the club’s transfer plans following the victory over the Dons.

The Ibrox boss also answered questions on the reported links to Jean-Pierre Nsame [Kick442], the 27-year-old Cameroon forward who hit 36 goals in 42 games for Young Boys last season.

According to the Ibrox gaffer, Rangers will not be moving for the striker this season.

“We’re close on a couple of things that are brewing away but Nsame isn’t a name we should be linked with,” said Gerrard [Herald].

Steven Gerrard has talked down links to Young Boys striker Jean-Pierre Nsame. (Photo by STEFAN WERMUTH / AFP) (Photo by STEFAN WERMUTH/AFP via Getty Images)

“There are many other names out there, but I can’t control that. We can’t go much longer with just one fit forward. I want one in yesterday.”

Rangers have also been linked to ex-Leeds United forward Kemar Roofe, Livingston striker Lyndon Dykes and Peterborough’s Ivan Toney in this transfer window.

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