By Harvey Byrne
Scotland international full-back Paul Caddis believes that Jon Toral could play a big part in helping Rangers secure second place this season.
The Scottish Sun claimed on Wednesday that the 21-year-old was poised to quit his loan deal with Granada after agreeing a reunion with former Brentford boss Mark Waburton until the end of the season.
The young attacking midfielder is currently contracted to Arsenal, but he has failed to break into the the north London giants’ team.
This has led to him spending time out on loan with Brentford, Birmingham and Granada and former Blues teammate Caddis believes Rangers would secure a quality signing.
“The target for Rangers must be second place and getting back into Europe,” told Caddis to the Scottish Sun.
“They have a battle on their hands at the moment with Hearts and Aberdeen doing well too.
“But someone like Jon could certainly swing it in Rangers’ favour.
“He’ll bring so much quality — and he might prove the difference at the end of the season.
“Jon is a matchwinner. We relied on him so much, but to be fair he produced.
“He cleaned up at our end-of-season awards and deservedly so.
“If I remember right he won Players’ Player of the Year and he got the award from the fans too.
“He’s a top lad and a real top talent as well.
“He’s good, very good, and he’d be a great signing for Rangers, I’m sure.
“Jon is excellent technically and he’ll definitely get on the ball and make things happen.”
Toral has played in 81 senior encounters during his short playing career so far.
Of those appearances, 37 came under Warburton at Brentford, where he returned with six goals and two assists in the Championship.
Meanwhile, Rangers are currently battling for second place in the Premiership table with fierce rivals Celtic running away with the league.
Aberdeen and Hearts are the Gers’ closest rivals for second place with two points and eight separating them respectively.
A runners-up finish will see the Scottish giants qualify for next season’s Europa League play-off, which would be a huge achievement in their first season back in the Scottish top flight.
In other Rangers news, fans reacted to the potential Toral incoming deal.