Rangers told to complete Gary Cahill signing after journalist's update - pundit
Noel Whelan has claimed Rangers could look to Gary Cahill as a “quick fix” for the 2022-23 season.
The former Leeds and Aberdeen striker, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, suggested the 36-year-old’s “European experience” and “leadership qualities” could be a factor in any potential deal.
According to journalist Owen O’Brien (13 September), Rangers are among a number of clubs looking to sign Cahill on a free transfer.
The former Chelsea star left Bournemouth in July after making 22 Championship appearances for the club in the 2021-22 season.
Rangers are without the services of new signing John Souttar and Filip Helander – with both centre-backs currently on the treatment table.
The Gers are also feeling the absence of Calvin Bassey, who left Ibrox to join Ajax for a club-record fee in the summer window.
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Whelan suggested Cahill could help Rangers fight on all fronts this term.
He told Football Insider’s Ewan Kingsbury: “I think the one thing Cahill might bring is that European experience.
“He’s also got the leadership qualities, which they probably need at the moment.
“It’s not a signing with any longevity, it’s a quick fix for the season. But while they’re in the Champions League it can be invaluable to have that sort of player in your ranks.
“They’ll want to be vying for every competition possible this season. Even if they drop out of the Champions League, they could have Europa League games to contend with.
“They need bodies through the door and leaders on the pitch, and Cahill wouldn’t be a bad option in this limited market right now.”