Will 15-goal Rangers-linked striker still be on Gerrard's radar despite Defoe swoop?
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Is Gillingham's Tom Eaves still an option for Rangers?

Back in December, Sky Sports reported that Rangers were tracking Gillingham’s Tom Eaves ahead of this month’s transfer window.
Steven Gerrard had already admitted the club were in the market for a striker, and it seems that Eaves was on an initial shortlist.

Eaves played the full 90 as Gillingham shocked Cardiff City in the FA Cup at the weekend. (Photo by Henry Browne/Getty Images)

However, is he still on Rangers’ radar?

Transfermarkt value the 6ft 5′ striker at a budget 90k, so a move certainly wouldn’t break the bank.
What’s more, his goal scoring record so far this season, is good. He’s averaged considerably better than a goal every other game in League One, with 14 in 24 appearances so far.
That isn’t a total flash in the pan, either. He managed 17 in the league last season.

The big striker has been fared well in front of goal over the last two seasons. (Photo by Alex Davidson/Getty Images)

However, after securing the signatures of Jermain Defoe and Steven Davis, this would seem like a considerable step down in calibre.
Eaves may be doing well just now, but he has had a journeyman like career. At just 26, Gillingham is his eight different club.

While Rangers’ newest forward is well travelled, his destinations have been a lot more illustrious than Eaves’.

England international Defoe is simply in a different league. (Photo by John Patrick Fletcher/Action Plus via Getty Images)

With the current roster of Morelos, Defoe, Lafferty and potentially Hardie, a move for the Gillingham man looks unnecessary at present.

However, it’s early days in the window and Rangers may not want to close any doors just yet, in case emergency cover is required.


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