Rangers may be eleven points behind fierce rivals Celtic at the top of the Scottish Premier League table, but with silverware very much on offer this year in the form of the Scottish Cup, new boss Graeme Murty will be quietly confident that his side will be celebrating at the end of the season.
The former Reading defender has already been busy in the market, picking up the likes of Jason Cummings and Russell Martin on loan deals to the end of the season, to add to deals already secured for Jamie Murphy and Sean Goss. Fans here in The Transfer Tavern are excited by the no-nonsense approach adopted by their new gaffer, and are extremely excited by the prospect of further additions of the squad in the coming weeks. Our landlord caught up with fans around the dartboard to chat all things Ibrox, with many keen to see another striker brought in this month to help out the likes of Alfredo Morelos and Kenny Miller. The Gers are working on a budget, and free agency appears a solid route to go down, with Dutchman Ruud Boymans sure to be a solid option.
The 28-year-old’s goal scoring record cannot be understated, with prolific spells with numerous sides in Dutch football adding to a glowing resume. The six foot two man bagged twenty-seven for Willem II in a loan spell during the 2013/14, before repeating his prolific antics with FC Utrecht, where he bagged nineteen in only twenty-four games. His form earned him a big money move to the Al Shabab in the Middles East, but now a free agent, a return to Europe is surely on the cards. The SPL is of a similar level to the Dutch game, and if Boymans can score in Holland, he can certainly score in Glasgow. If Murty can find the money to put together a tempting financial package for the player, then Rangers will acquire a seriously prolific striker this month.
Rated at just £900k by Transfermarkt, he’d be a wonderful addition.
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