It’s no secret that Rangers have struggled for goals recently. In fact, they have only registered four in their last six matches in all competitions.
Therefore, Steven Gerrard will be on the lookout for players in January who can add quality in the final third.
While the search may primarily be for a striker, they are also lacking an attacking midfielder who can consistently unlock defences.
Perhaps an ideal candidate to fill that void, played against Rangers last Thursday. Christoph Knasmullner came off the bench at half-time for Rapid and was the second half’s stand out performer.
He regularly popped up in between the lines and looked to make things happen.
Eventually, it paid off. It was his slide rule pass that set up Dejan Ljubicic for the winning goal.
Should Rangers move for Knasmullner?
At 26-years-old, time is definitely still on this playmaker’s side. It is clear that he has real quality too. A product of the Bayern Munich academy, he also spent time on the books of Inter Milan.
After bouncing around various clubs, he appears to have found form this year at Rapid, registering an impressive seven league assists to go with the one that downed Rangers.
He continues to create chances for a side who are struggling domestically, which is a good sign.
Valued at £1.8 million by Transfermarkt, he won’t come cheap. However, quality rarely does.
Rangers haven’t been shy in snatching opposition players this season, with both Borna Barisic and Eros Grezda signing from Europa League Qualifying opponents Osijek.
Perhaps Gerrard will be tempted to repeat that approach for a creative talent such as Knasmullner.