Mark Allen must seal Rangers summer swoop for PL flyer as ultra-rich club reportedly eyes move
Rangers director of football Mark Allen did a fantastic job in the January transfer window with pretty much all of the signings he made being able to hit the ground running at Ibrox.
Graeme Murty may not be the manager for the summer window, but Allen will likely still have a massive say in transfers after the admirable job he did by snapping up the likes of Jason Cummings, Sean Goss and Jamie Murphy.
One player who the Ibrox chief must now have his eyes on his Burnley winger Scott Arfield as he approaches the end of his contract at Turf Moor.
Arfield, 29, would be a perfect addition and add a lot of strength in depth to the Light Blues squad on the left wing.
The 11-times Canada international may also be an improvement on current Govan star Murphy.
However if Allen wants to snap up the Premier League flyer, he may well have a fight on his hands.
The Sun has reported that West Ham and the MLS duo of Montreal Impact and Vancouver Whitecaps are eyeing up moves for Arfield in the summer when he could become a free agent unless he agrees a new deal with Burnley.
Arfield was born in Scotland but opted to play for the Canada international squad, so he could still be tempted to make a move to Glasgow.
However ultra-rich Montreal are owned by Joey Saputo, whose family’s net worth is $10.41billion and own the Saputo Stadium in which the Canada-based MLS franchise play.
That could be a problem, so to get a head start, Allen and Rangers must try and make early efforts to prove their interest in Arfield, who would be a really brilliant home-grown addition to a Gers squad that looks 10 times better than it did under Pedro Caixinha.
In other Rangers news, controversial TalkSport host Adrian Durham has claimed that this key Celtic man must quit Parkhead at the end of the season because of the Light Blues.
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