Paul Robinson has urged Glasgow Rangers to make a move for Middlesbrough’s Djed Spence this summer.
The Lowdown: Gers linked with Spence
The Gers have been linked with a move for Spence, with Boro believed to be looking for a fee of at least £5m for the right back (ESPN).
The Ibrox outfit have already made their first summer signing by bringing in Fashion Sakala on a free transfer from Oostende (rangers.co.uk).
The Latest: Robinson urges move
Speaking to Football Insider, Robinson believes that Spence would be a great signing for Steven Gerrard’s Scottish champions. The former England goalkeeper said:
“Spence has done well this season.
“It’s always great to have versatile players in your squad and Spence is certainly one of those.
“He’s a great age and has a lot of experience already for someone so young. I think he’d be a great signing for Rangers.
“I’m sure he’d be interested if offered the chance to work with Steven Gerrard. They’re building something special up there.”
The Verdict: Not really needed
With 38 appearances in the Championship to his name this season spread across four positions (Transfermarkt), Spence has been a reliable presence for Middlesbrough and, at the age of 20, he still has plenty of years left ahead of him in football. However, right-back is one of the positions where Rangers are strongest.
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First-choice James Tavernier is club captain and has provided more goals and assists than any of his team-mates this season. Nathan Patterson, meanwhile, has managed two goals himself and, at just 19 years of age, has a very bright future ahead of him.
Quite frankly, it would be a waste for Rangers to part with more than £5m for a player in Spence who they do not really need, despite Robinson’s endorsement.
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