By Danny Wright

6th Mar, 2018 | 7:19am

Rangers must seal summer swoop for Newcastle forward reportedly available for transfer


Rangers director of football Mark Allen must be working very hard to ensure that he can repeat his January success in the summer once this season comes to an end.

His business in the January transfer window was nothing short of inspired, with all of his signings hitting the ground running at Ibrox.

Rangers will have to face the likelihood of losing some strikers in the summer though with Kenny Miller and Ryan Hardie’s deals coming to an end as well as Eduardo Herrera possibly wanting to quit after barely having a chance to impress under Graeme Murty.

Jason Cummings is also only on loan so there’s chance he might not sign permanently and there are widespread reports that Alfredo Morelos is wanted elsewhere.

That could leave Allen looking to assemble a whole new strike force in the summer if he is unlucky so he must seal a summer swoop for Newcastle United forward Ivan Toney.

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The Newcastle Chronicle claims that Toney, 21, is available for a transfer at the end of the season and the Magpies will listen to any offers for their academy product.

Newcastle players have a poor reputation of moving to Rangers, but with Toney it would be different as he is a young, exciting forward who would be there permanently and not on loan.

He has been on loan in League One this season with both Wigan and Scunthorpe.

In just 14 league starts across his spells at both clubs he has scored six goals and supplied four assists.

Toney would not be a first-team striker at Ibrox but he will definitely be a great back-up option as he still has a great deal of potential to reach.

In other Rangers news, the Gers’ shock hunt to sign this league leading enforcer gives a huge hint about Sean Goss’ future at Ibrox.

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