Rangers have been reported to be interested in making Swansea City striker Oli McBurnie part of Steven Gerrard’s Ibrox revolution – but with the fee quoted as being around £4million then the club must scrap their hunt for him look elsewhere for a new centre-forward.
According to the Sun, the Gers have tabled a £4million bid for the powerhouse striker after impressing during a six-month loan spell at Barnsley but that sort of money could be much more effective is used to improve the Light Blues’ defence.
Over the season, Rangers have scored more goals than anyone else in the Scottish Premiership while having one of the leakiest defences and it should be clear that it isn’t the front-line that needs an immediate upgrade.
At £4million, the fee for the Premier League striker also seems a lot for Rangers to be throwing down for a striker with very limited first-team football under his belt so far in his career.
With the Gers having an agreement in place to sign Jason Cummings for much closer to £1million than £4million there are definitely alternatives available at a lower price without having any noticeable jump in quality, which would allow the Ibrox giants to invest more in replacing the likes of defenders David Bates and Russell Martin after they left the club following Sunday’s draw with Hibs on the final day of the Scottish Premiership season.
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