Wilson plots winger raid as Rangers set sights on £4m windfall - Ibrox Sources
Ross Wilson is setting his sights on signing a winger in January but Rangers plans partly hinge on European success, Football Insider understands.
The new director of football is laying the foundation for the winter window as he looks to hand Steven Gerrard a number of new players who can strengthen the club’s pursuit of a 55th league title.
Ibrox sources have told Football Insider that one of Wilson’s targets is a winger who can play on the right flank.
The recruitment chief’s budget will be partly dependent on Rangers qualifying for the group stages of the Europa League.
As revealed by Football Insider earlier this week, there is expected to be a £4million boost to the club’s coffers if the club reach the round of 32 in the new year.
A significant portion of that sum is expected to go towards Wilson and Gerrard’s January transfer.
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Top of the target list of the manager and the former Southampton recruitment chief is a winger who can provide penetration from the flank, and the possibilities of loan and permanent signings will be explored.
Rangers recruited Sheyi Ojo on loan from Liverpool during the summer and he has been a regular starter, but they are keen on more options on that flank.
Daniel Candeias was sold in the summer after being a mainstay on the right wing for the previous two seasons.
Rangers are next in Europa League action tonight, when they host Porto at Ibrox in an 8pm kick-off.
Gerrard’s side have taken four points from their opening three games, which have included a home win over Feyenoord and an away draw at Porto a fortnight ago.