Taking into account Rangers’ midfield problems this season, should they make a move for free agent Yaya Toure?
The Ivorian has just become available after having his contract torn up at Olympiakos. It’s been a failed spell in Greece for the midfield powerhouse – making just two starts and four appearances in total since signing in September.
This has led to both the player and the club mutually agreeing to tear up Toure’s contract.
Rangers have had plenty of issues in the midfield this season. A lack of attacking threat outside of Scott Arfield was the main problem in Rangers’ last two matches against Aberdeen and Dundee respectively.
Toure would sort that out given his box-to-box nature as he remains a strong goal threat going forward these days.
Toure wouldn’t come cheap
The one big issue for Rangers here is cost. Whilst the former Manchester City and Barcelona man would be a free transfer, his wages could scupper any potential deal. Toure has had issues with demanding high wages in the past, and that would be a big no-no for Rangers.
The club have also been linked with Southampton star Steven Davis for several months now. Given his affection for Rangers, that would likely be an easier deal to get over the line.
But you can’t ignore what Toure could potentially bring to a club like Rangers. If he was signed up then he would instantly be the best midfielder in Scotland, even if he struggled to make his mark in Greece.
The big Ivorian featured made over 300 appearances for Man City between 2010 and 2018. During that period he won he won the Premier League title on several occasions. That came after another successful three-year spell at Barcelona, where he featured alongside the likes of Ronaldinho and Lionel Messi.
Getting this deal done would be an incredible coup, but it’s also highly unlikely that the club try and make a move. Offers are likely to come flooding in for the midfielder who could now be looking for one big payday to end his career. That’s something Rangers couldn’t provide.
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