Steven Gerrard has enjoyed an incredibly productive transfer window so far this summer with 11 signings to report already, but recent reports suggest that he is still in the market for a centre-forward.
Afredo Morelos and Umar Sadiq are providing the firepower for the Gers this season as it stands, but a recent report from the Belfast Telegraph claims that Rangers are considering signing another striker before the window slams shut at the end of August.
The report claims that Rangers are turning their attention away from Kyle Lafferty and towards two Bosnia international’s, namely Armin Hodzic and Elvir Koljic.
The former is actually an ex-employee of Liverpool, so it’s likely that Gerrard is familiar with his strengths and weaknesses from their time together with the Reds.
Since leaving Anfield Hodzic has blossomed into a fine centre-forward at Dinamo Zagreb, and his experience playing for a side with huge expectations certainly bodes well for a potential career at Ibrox.
The 5-cap Bosnia international has managed to find the back of the net 50 times in just 110 appearances for the club, including strikes in the Champions League and the Europa League.
At just 23-years-of-age there’s no doubt that Hodzic has plenty of scope for improvement and represents a much more forward-thinking signing than Kyle Lafferty.
Sure, Rangers know what they’re getting from Lafferty whereas Hodzic represents a gamble, but Gerrard will need to take risks in the transfer market in order to bridge the gulf in class in the SPFL.
With a promising record in front of goal to bring to the table along with title race experience from his time in Croatia, there’s no doubt that Hodzic could be a revelation at Ibrox if the club are successful in their pursuit, so he should be targeted over Lafferty in Rangers’ pursuit of a new striker.
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