Rangers' supposed interest in former Celtic midfielder makes little sense
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Rangers' supposed interest in former Celtic midfielder makes little sense

According to the Northern Echo, Rangers are one of a host of clubs interested in signing Scotland international, Dylan McGeouch.
The Chronicle reports that the 26-year-old is likely to be available for free this summer. Therefore, financially, he would constitute a low-risk move for one of the many sides said to be keen.

McGeouch turned out in less than half of Sunderland’s fixtures this season. (Photo by MI News/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

However, a swoop for the ex-Celtic star would make little sense for Rangers.
It’s pretty established that Steven Gerrard is well stocked in the midfield department. Central midfielders under contract at Rangers include Ryan Jack, Steven Davis, Glen Kamara, Ross McCrorie, Jordan Rossiter, Greg Docherty, Graham Dorrans, Andy Halliday and Scott Arfield (although he was deployed in a much more advanced role towards the end of the season).
As we can see, Ibrox is already full to the brim with midfielders.
It’s already tough to see how some of those players are going to get a semblance of game time next season. Therefore, it’s not an area that Gerrard needs to be looking to add to.

Jordan Rossiter is returning from Bury to add to the already plentiful midfield resources. (Photo by Simon Whitehead/Action Plus via Getty Images)

Of course, the club should always be ready to move if an outstanding performer becomes available. Yet, McGeouch doesn’t have the quality to break up the quality trio of Jack, Kamara, and Davis.

McGeouch offers nothing new

If there’s any room for an addition in midfield, it’s for a goal-getting player. Someone who can get into the box and regularly contribute with goals and assists.
A quick glance at McGeouch’s record is enough to tell you he isn’t the man for that job. In 30 appearances for Sunderland across 2018/19, he failed to score and registered just two assists [Transfermarkt].
A swoop for the former Hoops player would wind up a few in the East End of the city. Yet, despite the low financial risk, this simply isn’t a transfer the Gers should be interested in.

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