Rangers eyeing potential bargain swoop for Charlton striker Taylor - report
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Rangers eyeing potential bargain swoop for Charlton striker Taylor - report

Sky Sports report that Rangers are one of a number of teams tracking Charlton Athletic striker Lyle Taylor ahead of a potential January swoop.

The 29-year-old has represented 14 clubs since making his debut for Milwall in 2007 and has experience of playing in Scotland.

He scored 24 league goals during the 2012-13 campaign with Falkirk and spent time on loan at Partick Thistle in both 2014 and 2015.

Taylor representing the Bairns during the 2013 Scottish Cup semi-final against Hibernian. (Photo by Jamie McDonald/Getty Images)

However, over the last two years, Taylor’s stock has risen considerably.

He netted 25 goals in all competitions for Charlton last season, and scored in five of his first six Championship appearances at the beginning of this campaign, before suffering a three-month injury layoff.

That doesn’t appear to have put off multiple rival Championship sides, though, with Sheffield Wednesday, Swansea and West Brom all credited with an interest alongside the Gers.

The report states that as Taylor’s current Addicks deal is due to expire in the summer, he could be snapped up on a ‘cut-price deal’ next month or any time after that on a pre-contract with a view to next season.

Taylor is a former teammate of Joe Aribo, who recently impressed against Young Boys. (Photo by Bryn Lennon/Getty Images)

Verdict

This is an interesting potential move for Rangers.

Steven Gerrard only has two senior strikers to choose from right now and should injury strike either Alfredo Morelos or Jermain Defoe, the squad would look short of goals.

Taylor has never spent longer than three years with any one club and his stats suggest he’s struggled for consistency at times during his career.

He’s really hit his straps over the last few seasons in the EFL, though, firstly with AFC Wimbledon and now with Charlton.

Given that he has experience in Scotland and wouldn’t cost the earth, there’s certainly logic to this one.