Rangers have been linked with a deal for Antalyaspor striker Haji Wright as Michael Beale chases a new centre forward.
That is according to claims from Turkish newspaper Milliyet, who suggest that Rangers have made a ‘surprise’ transfer offer for Wright.
It’s suggested that whilst Fenerbahce and Galatasaray have been keen on Wright, it’s Rangers who have made a ‘surprise offer’.
The report states that Rangers have offered up £7million plus a 15% sell-on clause in the hope of tempting Antalyaspor to sell.
However, Antalyaspor rejected the proposal and suggest it will take at least €10million (£8.75million) to sign Wright this summer.
Rangers would surely struggle to pay that kind of money and it’s now hard to see Wright heading to Ibrox.
The 25-year-old has been something of a nomad, start out in his native America before joining the Schalke ranks in 2017.
After a goalless season in the Netherlands with VVV-Venlo, Wright headed to Denmark with SonderjyskE.
Good form there sparked Antalyaspor’s interest and Wright now has 31 goals in 61 games for the Turkish club.
A big, physical striker at 6ft 3in tall, Wright has also bagged seven caps for the United States and scored at the World Cup in Qatar.
Rangers would face Southampton battle for Haji Wright
Turkish reports can be a little hit-and-miss at the best of times, so a pinch of salt may be needed here.
Rangers do need a striker or two though and Wright would certainly be an exciting capture.
The fee is a problem for Rangers and so is potential interest from elsewhere too.
The Daily Mail reported earlier this week that Southampton have been watching Wright ahead of a possible summer move.
The Saints are on the verge of relegation to the Championship and are looking for a striker to smash the goals in next season.
Wright could be their man and they may well be able to spend a little more than Rangers can this summer.
Rangers may hold out some hope of structuring a deal for Wright but Gers fans would be forgiven for thinking that this one just won’t happen.