Scottish football journalist Barry Anderson has now revealed some exciting Glasgow Rangers transfer news on one young British striker who could be a target for the Ibrox giants.
The Lowdown: Loan spell
In recent days, Gers insider The 4th Official – who first broke news of Govanni van Bronckhorsts’s move to Ibrox last November, – was “informed by a reliable source” that the Light Blues are considering Ellis Simms as a possible transfer target.
During his loan spell, the Everton striker helped Hearts to finish in a respectable third place in the Scottish top flight, only behind the top two from Glasgow.
The Latest: Rangers interest
Taking to Twitter, Anderson has revealed that Rangers are ‘aware’ that Simms could become available again, although Hearts are ‘pushing’ to get the 21-year-old back for next season.
The reporter tweeted: “Hearts pushing to get Simms back. Rangers are aware he could become available. Both clubs also looking at other forwards. Loan would seem most likely but Everton may consider a permanent. Richarlison’s exit to Spurs leaves them a striker short so that could delay Simms moving.”
The Verdict: Sign him
If Simms is available on loan again, then Giovanni van Bronckhorst should be seriously considering signing him up for Rangers.
Dubbed an ‘outstanding‘ player by former Everton under-23s manager David Unsworth, his record at youth level for the Toffees is impeccable, as he once scored a mammoth 32 goals in just 21 matches in the Under-18 Premier League in the 2018/19 campaign (Transfermarkt).
Should Rangers sign Simms?
Rangers were rocked by injuries to their two main strikers Alfredo Morelos and Kemar Roofe last season, so therefore Simms – who now has the experience of playing and indeed thriving in the Premiership – would be the perfect player to come in at Ibrox if the worst-case scenario happens again.
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