Rangers fans have expressed their delight on social media after a Daily Record report claimed the club have secured two Bournemouth players on pre-contract agreements.
Nnamdi Ofoborh and Jack Simpson are the two players in question.
Ofoborh is a 21-year-old central midfielder who came through the Bournemouth academy system, while Simpson, a 24-year-old defender, is also a Cherries academy graduate.
Neither player has much experience at senior level, with Simpson making 35 appearances for the Bournemouth first team, while Ofoborh has only turned out five times.
Both players are thought to have considerable potential, though, so plenty of supporters were delighted when the Daily Record reported on Saturday night that they have each agreed pre-contract deals with Rangers.
With the pre-contracts already secured, it’s suggested that the Gers could look to bring both players to Ibrox this month.
Rangers are currently well-stocked at the back, though, so it’s thought that there’s more urgency to bring Ofoborh in, in order to provide cover in midfield, with Scott Arfield currently out injured.
It’s claimed that Rangers would need to pay around £300,000 to secure the Nigeria youth international this month.
It wouldn’t be quite the bargain deal that the club brokered with Dundee for Glen Kamara in similar circumstances in January 2019, but it is still a relatively minor fee that could be worth paying if Gerrard is concerned about a lack of depth in the middle of the park.
Here’s a selection of reactions to the report from Twitter:
— Forcelava (@forcelava) January 23, 2021
Simpson to replace Edmundson.
— Yer Da (@BattleFeverBear) January 23, 2021
We’re going for 56
— s ferguson (@stephenf1976) January 23, 2021
This lad looks a unit….well suited to the SPL
— nikkiuk84 (@nikkiuk84) January 24, 2021
Building for 56 a ready..
— George 🇬🇧 (@Geo83813652) January 23, 2021
boys an absolute unit
— Jim Mc (@jmc_1872) January 23, 2021
Here for 65 ☺️👊🇬🇧
— Richard Ross (@Richard39279425) January 23, 2021
The Bournemouth duo aren’t the only players Rangers are reportedly interested in right now, and a 13-cap international striker continued his strong goalscoring form on Saturday following a possible Ibrox transfer hint on social media.