By Alan Hutton

1st Jul, 2022 | 8:56am

Rangers backed to turn Ross Stewart's head after journalist's offer update - Hutton

Alan Hutton has claimed the promise of European football at Rangers could be a draw Sunderland striker Ross Stewart.

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the ex-Gers defender is adamant Stewart, 25, would be a good addition to Giovanni van Bronckhorst’s side ahead of next season.

According to Scott Burns and the Daily Record (27 June), Sunderland are ready to offer a bumper deal to their star striker to fend off interest from Rangers and some English Premier League clubs.

Stewart joined Sunderland from Ross County last year for around £300,000.

The forward’s contract is due to expire next summer.

When asked for his assessment of the latest, Hutton told Football Insider: “Playing under the manager could be good for him.”

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“I do like him as a player. I think he knows the Scottish level inside and out, he came through the ranks and then went down south and he’s done really well.

He scored 26 goals last season and one was in the semi-final and the other in the final of the play-offs. So he knows what big games are all about.

He’s that style of player that Rangers don’t have – tall number nines. He’s good with his feet, he wants balls into the box which Rangers, from wide areas, are very good with and I think he could feed off that.

So he’s another type of player that could add something different. Whether he wants to stay at Sunderland in the Championship, if he sees that as a better option.

I think coming to Rangers, you’ve got the chance of European football that could be a draw. So it’ll be interesting to see how it plays out but again I think he could be a good signing if he does decide to leave.”

In other news, Rangers recruitment has been slammed by McAvennie after Sky’s Antonio Colak update.