Rangers manager Giovanni van Bronckhorst could use his former club connections to great effect during the January transfer window.
Rangers have a wealth of attacking options at their disposal. However, at least until recently, they hadn’t been firing on all cylinders.
With Alfredo Morelos going through a dip in form, Kemar Roofe’s niggling injury worries, and Fashion Sakala still establishing himself despite his wonderful Fir Park hat-trick, could van Bronckhorst delve into the transfer market in January?
The new manager could potentially utilise his former club connections with Arsenal to work on a deal to bring the talented Folarin Balogun to Rangers.
The 20-year-old Arsenal starlet has barely featured for the London side this season despite signing a long-term deal in April.
The forward played for Arsenal against Rangers in a pre-season friendly during the summer and is highly rated by Gunners manager Mikel Arteta.
van Bronckhorst played for Arsenal between 2001 and 2003, winning a league title and an FA Cup with the side before moving to Barcelona.
Should he feel the need to dip into the transfer market, then it would make sense to use his old connections to gain an advantage.
Although a permanent signing might be off the table considering Rangers’ financial situation, a loan deal could be the most attractive option for both parties.
Bringing the forward to Rangers would be a statement of intent and it would add in fresh competition for places amongst the attacking players at the club.
In other news, Guillem Balague has heaped praise on GvB.