Formerly Rangers-linked Watford striker reportedly available for loan deal
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Formerly Rangers-linked Watford striker reportedly available for loan deal

Formerly Rangers-linked Watford striker Andre Gray is reportedly available for a loan deal.

Back in 2019, the Herald reported that Rangers were interested in a potential loan swoop for Gray, and last summer, some supporters urged the club to make a move.

Formerly Rangers-linked Watford striker Gray is reportedly available on loan. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

Gray played regularly for the Hornets in the Championship last season, although often as a substitute, making 30 appearances and scoring five goals.

However, now that they are back in the top flight, it seems that the 30-year-old is surplus to requirements.

Earlier this month, Middlesbrough boss Neil Warnock claimed that Watford had sent out a list of players available for loans and the Watford Observer suggested that Gray’s name was likely on said list.

Then, on Thursday afternoon, journalist Pete O’Rourke claimed that Boro, Birmingham and QPR were all interested in snapping him up on a temporary deal.

Swansea City manager Russell Martin has also admitted that he’s an admirer [BBC Sport].

Could Rangers swoop in for formerly Ibrox-linked Gray?

Following Rangers’ Champions League qualifying exit, it has been suggested that there isn’t much cash available to fund big signings, so loan deals are a possible alternative to beef up the squad in the final weeks of the window.

The Gers have ventured into the loan market on several occasions in recent seasons, bringing in the likes of Sheyi Ojo, Andy King and Bongani Zungu, with Ojo and King coming from Premier League clubs.

With Alfredo Morelos, Kemar Roofe, Cedric Itten, Sakala and Jermain Defoe all currently at the club, Gerrard certainly won’t be short of options when they are all fit and available.

However, if Morelos was sold before the transfer deadline, a replacement would be required.

Rangers fans were excited about links to Gray in the past and while last season’s numbers suggest he isn’t quite as prolific as he once was, he would likely still have enough to deliver in the Premiership if given regular game time.

Given the number of clubs currently linked with him, though, he’s unlikely to be available for much longer.

Meanwhile, a Rangers-linked attacker scored a brilliant goal on Tuesday as his strong early-season form continues.

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