PL playmaker wanted future Rangers switch in 2011, this summer is his chance to realise dream
Rangers director of football Mark Allen will undoubtedly continue his transfer revolution at Ibrox in the summer and one player he must set his sights on is West Brom midfielder James Morrison.
The Express and Star has reported that Morrison, 31, is in danger of never playing for the Baggies again having spent a lot of the season sidelined with injury.
It is understood that the Premier League playmaker’s deal at The Hawthorns expires at the end of the season after 11 years in the Black Country, but what is interesting is that in 2011, the 46-times Scotland international made it clear that he wanted to make a move to Rangers in the future.
“Football can sometimes shoot you down when you start thinking ahead too much. But I could definitely see myself playing in Scotland. I’m a bit of a Rangers man so it would be nice to play there one day,” he said, as quoted by the Express seven years ago.
“Rangers is just a team I’ve followed since I was a kid so it would be great to play there in the future.I’m still young and hope to play at the highest level I can.”
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It’s quite clear that now is the chance for Morrison to realise his dream this summer by quitting West Brom and moving to Rangers on a free transfer.
The former Middlesbrough star has always been touted as a better version of Graham Dorrans by the Albion faithful and his near-50 caps for Scotland mean that he would be a great fit to the home-grown philosophy that Allen and Graeme Murty have tried to install in January.
Morrison has a huge amount of Premier League experience too and just looking at former West Brom players have performance in the Scottish Premiership recently – Scott Sinclair was player of the season last year and Youssouf Mulumbu destroyed Celtic this campaign – means that he would be the perfect addition for the Light Blues going into the 2018/19 season.
In other Rangers news, fans have demanded the club to sign this “outrageous” international attacker in the summer.