According to Goal, Rangers and Celtic are both interested in signing West Ham United midfielder, Marcus Browne.

It’s suggested that relegated Premier League side, Fulham, are also interested in the 21-year-old.

Browne celebrates netting against Sunderland back in February. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

Browne spent last season impressing on loan with Oxford United in League One.

He made a strong impact there, notching nine goals and five assists across all competitions [Transfermarkt].

A versatile operator, he turned out on the left wing and up front, but is mainly regarded as an attacking midfielder or no.10.

First and foremost, though, it’s said that the player is keen to impress during pre-season with the Hammers. Browne has been with the club since a young age and with just a year remaining on his contract, is keen to get a crack at the first team.

 

Yet, should Manuel Pelligrini decide he’s surplus to requirements, the Old Firm could be in business.

He picked up one red card last season, against Walsall in April. (Photo by James Williamson – AMA/Getty Images)

Verdict

We don’t know much about Marcus Browne, but his record with Oxford last season was decent.

Attacking midfield is a problem area for Rangers, too. There’s a great core of central to defensive midfielders, but other than the excellent Scott Arfield, not many who can play between the lines and regularly make things happen.

As a young talent eager to prove himself in the game, he could add something new to Gerrard’s squad.

However, he’s still very inexperienced at senior level and is unproven on the big stage. If he came to Ibrox he would be competing in European competition and for the league title.

It would be a risk to recruit a raw talent like Browne, considering the club’s lofty ambitions.

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