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Introducing the shrewd signing to boost Rangers’ title credentials, Yohan Cabaye

Introducing the shrewd signing to boost Rangers’ title credentials, Yohan Cabaye

So far this transfer window, Rangers have looked for slightly more experienced players than promising youngsters. 

With The Gers hotly pursuing bitter rivals Celtic in the Scottish Premiership, manager Steven Gerrard has looked to players like Jermain Defoe and Steven Davis as loan signings to guide his Rangers side to a long-awaited title after a decade of dominance from Celtic.

While this may not be the greatest policy, and not one for the future, there may well be one more signing that could seriously boost Rangers’ title hopes, and that is former PSG midfielder Yohan Cabaye.

The Frenchman recently left Al-Nasr in Dubai, and at 33 years of age, will be wanting as much game time as possible before he hangs up his boots.

Rangers are still looking for a creative midfielder, and Cabaye fits the bill perfectly. The 48-cap France international has a superb passing game and is able to control the tempo of a match with this. This may give Rangers the edge in games that have slipped away from them so far this season. Being a midfielder that is able to chip in with goals will also help The Gers out tremendously, as they have by and large relied on Alfredo Morelos so far this season to find the back of the net.

What is more important is that Cabaye brings a huge amount of experience of title races and winning championships. A three-time Ligue 1 winner with Lille and PSG, Cabaye will bring an ethos and mentality that will perhaps be foreign to the rest of the Rangers setup, barring a few.

Rangers will want to balance immediate success with building for the future this transfer window, and while Cabaye is certainly not a long-term investment, he is a free signing that could make the Ibrox faithful very happy indeed.

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