The Belfast Telegraph reports that Rangers are in talks with Josh Magennis.
The Bolton striker has a year left on his current deal, but it’s said that due to his club’s financial difficulties, he could be allowed to leave either for free, or on the cheap.
However, Magennis has enjoyed some excellent form for Northern Ireland of late.
Remarkably, he’s come off the bench to score the winner in their last two Euro 2020 Qualifiers. Firstly, in the 2-1 victory over Belarus in Belfast, and then on Saturday in a comeback in Estonia. That most recent winner was set up by
He has plenty of experience in the SPL, having played for Aberdeen, St Mirren, and Kilmarnock.
Considering Magennis is in ‘limbo’ at club level, his recent international exploits are bound to have interested several clubs.
Used mainly as a substitute, he has now accumulated over 40 international caps, which isn’t to be sniffed at.
Yet, while the 28-year-old is powerful and works hard, he’s limited technically.
Steven Gerrard talked before the window about adding quality in the final third [Evening Times]. Someone like Magennis simply isn’t the calibre of player Rangers should be targeting if they want to win SPL titles.
We’d be surprised if there’s genuine interest here.