A potential swoop for Jonson Clarke-Harris is the latest example of how Rangers have “outdone Celtic” in the transfer market in recent times.
That is according to ex-Premier League striker Kevin Campbell, speaking exclusively after Football Insider revealed that Rangers have entered the hunt to sign the 26-year-old Peterborough striker with 26 League One goals in 2020-21.
Ibrox scouts were in attendance as Clarke-Harris netted a hat-trick in a 7-2 win over Accrington Stanley on 27 March.
He scored the only goal of the game as Peterborough beat Fleetwood 1-0 on Friday too, taking his tally in all competitions to 28.
Rangers’ methodical approach in the transfer market gives them the edge over Celtic when it comes to chasing targets like Clarke-Harris, insists Campbell.
“I think Steven Gerrard is going to try and really strengthen that squad,” he told Football Insider correspondent Dylan Childs.
“A goalscorer is a goalscorer and Clarke-Harris is brilliant at that. Anyone who can put the ball in the back of the net, they come at a premium. If you can get them for less than their market value then you’ve done really well.
“Rangers have outdone Celtic in that sense. They’ve slowly gone about their business recruiting players like Aribo who have done really well. They’ve run away with it this season.”
Clarke-Harris could potentially replace Colombian striker Alfredo Morelos at Ibrox in the summer.
The 24-year-old has made no secret of his desire to play in the Premier League, calling it his “biggest dream” in a recent radio interview with Caracol.