Glasgow Rangers are reportedly now eyeing up a move to bring Ross Stewart to Ibrox this summer.
The Lowdown: Great season
Stewart has come off the back of a great season with Sunderland, helping them win promotion from League One up to the Championship.
He scored no fewer than 26 goals in total over all competitions, double the next best at the club in Everton loanee Nathan Broadhead with 13 (Transfermarkt), and has potentially now earned himself a big move away from the Stadium of Light.
The Latest: Rangers interest
According to the print edition of The Daily Mirror (via The Sunderland Echo), the Teddy Bears are one of four clubs that are now eyeing a move for Stewart, with Middlesbrough, QPR and Sheffield United also thought to be in the hunt.
Should Rangers sign Stewart?
However, the Black Cats would like to tie him down to a lucrative new deal that would make him their best-paid player.
The Verdict: Sign
Given the size of the clubs, and their recent exploits in getting to the UEFA Europa League final, Giovanni van Bronckhorst’s team should have enough pull to lure Stewart in.
At six-foot-two, Stewart would cause problems for any defence in the division, and as SAFC podcaster Philip West puts it, he is a real ‘menace‘.
Nonetheless, the striker is only 25 years of age, and so the summer presents the perfect time for the Light Blues to snap him up right in his prime.
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