Rangers’ 3-0 Old Firm derby thrashing of Celtic went down well with one of Mick Beale’s transfer targets as Kieran Dowell takes to social media to show his approval.
If Dowell was tuning in on Saturday lunchtime to see his old Norwich City counterpart Todd Cantwell prance and dance his way through Ange Postecoglou’s hungover champions, then he might just have been suffering from a nasty case ‘FOMO’.
Cantwell has been a man reborn since moving north of the border; a player once valued at £40 million by Norwich producing his best football since those Premier League days under Daniel Farke.
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According to the Daily Record, a deal to reunite Cantwell with Dowell has already been agreed. The former Everton youngster is leaving Carrow Road on a free transfer, and will reportedly put pen to paper on a contract until the summer of 2026 at Rangers.
And the way in which Rangers tore through a rather experimental Celtic XI will have done little to suggest that Dowell cannot embark upon a Cantwell-style resurgence in royal blue.
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“It’s a huge opportunity for Kieran to step up and show he can play for a huge club like Rangers. He deserves his chance,” Michael Ball, who played for Dowell’s former employers Everton before winning a league and cup double with the Gers in 2005, tells the Daily Record.
“It’ll be a great move for Kieran. He’s a talented boy. A technical type who is very clever in the way he drops deep and finds space.
“He has got an eye for goal too, but he also likes to bring the players around him into play. He’s different to what Rangers have at the moment.”
Dowell, a stylish central midfielder – the kind of which Beale likes – will arrive at Ibrox on the back of a frustrating final season at Norwich. Albeit one in which he still provided five goals and three assists from midfield.