Rangers have today been linked with Gillingham striker Tom Eaves.

The Englishman has bagged a cool 14 goals in 26 appearances in England’s League One. At 26-years old, the forward has moved clubs 10 times throughout his career, with Rangers seemingly interested in making it 11.

Eaves has been compared to Kyle Lafferty by Sky Sports, and he’s currently top of the goalscoring table with 13 goals in England’s League One.

Tom Eaves is the top goalscorer in England’s League One (Sarah Ansell/Getty Images).

If Rangers are to secure the striker’s signature in January they would be rivaled by the likes of Blackburn and Preston who are also interested.

Fortunately for Rangers, however, he is out of contract in the summer. This could mean that Gillingham could be easier to deal with than they may have been.

Underwhelming considering Solanke interest

Make no mistake, this would be a signing that totally underwhelms the Rangers support. The club’s supporters had been used to being linked to Dominic Solanke in recent times. He surely remains the number one target in January.

The fact is that many fans are already underwhelmed with the performances of Lafferty. They don’t particularly want a second one arriving at the club when Rangers really need a top goalscorer.

Dominic Solanke has been heavily linked with a move to Rangers in recent months (Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

Of course, Eaves could very well be worth the punt however. Rangers could smell a bargain with this deal, but that can’t be an excuse to get a transfer done for him. Instead, Rangers need to focus on trying to ensure the squad is as strong as it can be after January.

Given the pedigree of Solanke, a move for Eaves would be a disappointment. That could just be arrogance of course, as Eaves may very well prove to be the answer should Rangers get it done. It would be difficult for supporters to feel too excited though given the Solanke interest.

No offer has yet been put forward by Rangers to Gillingham. That remains the case from any club interested in signing up the forward.

Rangers continue to track him regardless, however, and it’ll be interesting to see if anything comes of this.

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