Rangers: Light Blues still in contact to sign Morgan Whittaker
Glasgow Rangers are still in agent contact to bring Morgan Whittaker to the Scottish Premiership this summer, according to reports.
The Lowdown: Failed January move
In January, Michael Beale admitted that the Swansea City winger was a target that was on his radar, with the player even having agreed personal terms to make the move to Ibrox.
The Light Blues reportedly saw three different offers worth up to £2m rejected but there was hope after he was left out of his side’s matchday squad towards the end of the window.
Journalist Jordan Campbell later revealed that the 22-year-old wouldn’t be leaving Wales due to Russell Martin’s shortage of numbers, but it sounds like the boss is ready to take a second bite at the cherry.
The Latest: Rangers still in contact
According to Football Insider, Rangers ‘remain in pursuit’ of Whittaker despite their three failed attempts to secure his signature last month.
The Teddy Bears are still ‘in contact’ with the 6 foot 2 colossus’ representative as they start to ‘plot a fresh move’ ahead of the summer.
The Verdict: No-brainer
Whittaker spent the first half of the 2022/23 season out on loan at Plymouth Argyle, and given how much he excelled, Rangers completing this deal is a no-brainer of a decision to make.
The Derby-born talent clocked up 16 goal contributions in 25 League One appearances where he was averaging 3.1 shots per 90 minutes (WhoScored).
The Swans starlet would also offer Beale plenty of versatility given his ability to operate in three various positions, making him a useful option to have in the building.
Finally, Whittaker has been described as a ‘flamboyant’ player and even likened to Manchester City’s Riyad Mahrez by talent scout Jacek Kulig so he would be a hugely exciting signing for the future of the club.