Britt Assombalonga is a “dangerous” striker who could prove be a “great” signing for Rangers, according to Kevin Phillips.

However, the 2000 European Golden shoe winner, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, said the 28-year-old’s inconsistency would be a “concern” for Steven Gerrard if he was to pursue a deal.

The Middlesbrough striker is out of contract at the end of the season and looks unlikely to extend his stay at the Riverside, having dropped out of Neil Warnock’s squad in recent weeks.

Give Me Sport claim the Gers are interested in bringing the centre-forward to Ibrox.

Assombalonga has scored 75 goals in 219 career Championship appearances, following spells at Watford, Nottingham Forest and Boro.

He has 113 EFL goals in total after making his name Peterborough United and Southend United.

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When asked by Football Insider if the centre-forward would be a shrewd signing on a free, Phillips said: “He’s blown hot and cold recently.

“It is a transfer that could pay off because on his day he’s dangerous but it could also not pay off because he has struggled for consistency.

“Britt, in spells, has done well but he has never had a season where he has done consistently well and that would be my concern.

“He has got great quality though so it could work out to be a good one. One to watch.”

The Light Blues may be in the market for a striker this summer with Alfredo Morelos and Jermain Defoe’s Ibrox futures far from certain.

Football Insider understands Defoe would have to take a major pay cut to stay at the club, where he is one of the top earners on more than £30,000-a-week.

In other news, Rangers price tag for Helander is revealed as big guns prepare summer offers.