Kevin Phillips has urged Glasgow Rangers target Jonson Clarke-Harris to move to Ibrox instead of transferring to an English Championship club.
Phillips discusses Clarke-Harris
Rangers have been heavily linked with a move for Clarke-Harris in recent weeks, but there is a growing list of competition for his services – West Brom, Sheffield United and Bournemouth have all been linked with a move for the 26-year-old (Bristol Post), as have Russian outfit CSKA Moscow (Daily Mail).
Speaking to Football Insider, Phillips seems to believe that the striker should prioritise a switch to Ibrox rather than the English second tier. When asked whether the 26-year-old would rather move to Rangers, the ex-Sunderland marksman said:
“I think he would to be honest.
“If you go there you’re going to be playing European football and in a team that is going to be creating chances week in week out and winning those games every week.
“If I was in his position, I would certainly look at Rangers. There’s going to be crowds in there next year and Ibrox is one hell of a place to play football.
“He would opt for Rangers over a Championship side that’s pushing for promotion.”
Clarke-Harris has been in top form for Peterborough so far this season. As it stands, he has 29 goals in all competitions (Transfermarkt), and he leads the goalscoring charts in League One (BBC). As per Bristol Post, his value is at least £5m – an acceptable fee for a player in his current rich vein of form.
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As Phillips said, with Rangers he will likely have plenty of chances created for him, while he will also have the opportunity to show off his ability in European competition. That should really be more than enough to convince him to make the move to the 55-time Scottish champions.
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