Rangers, as perfectly demonstrated against Hearts, need goals, with Tasos Douvikas the most recent link.

The Utrecht forward has been on form this season and is now attracting plenty of interest from across the continent.

The numbers show exactly why Rangers might have picked out Tasos Douvikas as the man to replace Alfredo Morelos and why he won’t come cheap.

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The 23-year old hitman, in comparison with Rangers current strikers, more than holds his own and it’s little wonder that he is reportedly rated at over £6m.

Assessing Douvikas against Morelos and Antonio Colak this season plus Kemar Roofe in his best season at the club shows exactly what the Light Blues would be getting.

What Rangers would get from Tasos Douvikas

According to FBRef.com he hits the target with 47.9% of his shots, Douvikas is even more accurate than Roofe who, when fit, is considered our most naturally gifted striker.

In terms of goals and assists per 90 in the Eredivisie, Douvikas also compares favourably with Roofe’s best – 0.97 to 0.98.

The biggest issue this season for Rangers has not been taking chances and in Tasos Douvikas, there is a striker who scores more than he should.

With 15 non penalty goals from an xG of 11, he is scoring more than expected.

Only Colak can match this sort of record but he has barely been available in the second half of the season.

Beale has criticised his attack’s profligacy in front of goal and the Gers gaffer will need players like Douvikas if frustrating draws like the one against Hearts are to be turned into wins.

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