If Rangers are to sign Jean-Phillipe Krasso, they will have to move fast with news the St Etienne striker is attracting interest from Poland.

The Light Blues link with Cyriel Dessers is one that has been questioned, a £4.5m deal for a 28-year old, especially with a player of similar – if not better quality – available for free.

A report by Day FR Euro, however, has claimed that Rangers might have to dig deep if Jean-Phillipe Krasso was to be targeted by Michael Beale.

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Reportedly on just over £6,000 per week, the 25-year old Ivory Coast international could be a bargain transfer given his record in Ligue 2 this season.

With 17 goals and 12 assists, Rangers would be getting the sort of numbers that they have been missing this season should Jean-Phillipe Krasso move to Glasgow.

Via Day FR Euro, a claim from Poland has suggested that another Champions League wannabe, is eyeing the towering striker:

“According to information from the Polish journalist, Tomasz Włodarczyk, the profile of the ASSE striker interests Rakow Częstochowa.

“Leader of the Polish championship and qualified for the preliminary round of the Champions League, the club wants to recruit the prolific centre forward for the European Cup, if we are to believe the source.”

Speaking about the potential move, Wlodarczyk said:

“Raków Częstochowa wanted to bring real added value in attack: Jean-Philippe Krasso. He was offered a very high contract, but a player with such statistics at Saint-Etienne (17 goals and 12 assists) has plenty of offers.”

Hopefully Rangers are one of the teams who have made an offer because if Michael Beale is to take us to the next level, we need reliability, consistency and quality.

On a free transfer, compared to the link with Cyriel Desser, Krasso just makes so much more sense.

Not just in terms of the season he has had, but future sell on value and what it would cost to bring him to the club in terms of wages and transfer fee.

Getting the strikers right, given the business already done, will be key this summer.

Faced with this choice, I know which one I’d rather have leading the line and it’s not the £6m-rated, 28-year old who only scored six goals last season.

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