What would the arrival of this 24-year-old mean for Rangers?
By Abigail Withey
With recent reports suggesting that Hearts playmaker Jamie Walker could be joining the Glaswegian outfit, just what would it mean for Rangers as they enter their 2017/18 campaign?
The 24-year-old would potentially be Rangers’ tenth signing of the summer as boss Pedro Caixinha has been incredibly busy bolstering his squad ahead of the club’s Premiership opener this weekend.
If the young Scotsman were to join he would supply guaranteed goals for the Light Blues as last season he demonstrated his striking prowess with 15 goals during his 43 appearances across all competitions for Hearts.
Joining the Gers would also provide manager Caixinha with a number of options position-wise as throughout the previous season the former Under 21 Scotland international played in six different positions including on both wings, attacking midfield and up front.
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However, although Walker’s goals would undoubtably be welcomed at the Ibrox, it could be one signing too many.
The newly gelled Rangers squad have shown throughout the past week that they are working well together after winning both friendly matches against Watford and Sheffield Wednesday, and making another recruit could unsettle the players which have started to partner well together.
While the 24-year-old’s striking ability would certainly strengthen the attacking capabilities of the squad it could undo the hard work Caixinha has already completed with building relationships within the team.
In other Rangers news, the Gers are second favourites to sign this proven top-flight goal scorer.