By Derek Smithson
Charlton are considering a move for Rangers attacker Harry Forrester, according to a report.
Football website HITC claim that the English club have targeted the 26-year-old this summer as their manager Karl Robinson looks to build for a promotion push in League One.
It is understood that the Gers are prepared to let the winger leave Ibrox in the summer as Pedro Caixinha deems him surplus to requirements.
The report details that the Portuguese boss wants to free up space in his squad and Forrester could be in line for a return to English football.
Forrester made 28 appearances across all competitions last season and struggled to cement his position in the starting line-up.
The left winger scored three goals and supplied two assists in return, but failed to contribute enough of a goal threat from the wide area.
He rarely featured in the back-end of the season following Caixinha’s arrival and is not a part of their plans next year.
Football Insider verdict:
Forrester has been unable to cut the grade during his time at Ibrox and the Gers will need players with some extra quality if they are to bridge the gap to Old Firm rivals Celtic. The 26-year-old would be far down the pecking order next season if he stayed due to the club’s new signings and he should be able to reignite his career at Charlton. The Addicks are hopeful of competing for promotion next year and have a highly rated boss in Robinson. He has shown his quality in glimpses and needs to cement a position elsewhere. Rangers’ intention to oversee a summer overhaul of players is a positive sign that their first season back in the top flight was under par.
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