The Rangers fans in the Transfer Tavern are hoping their club can land a striker this summer to spearhead the attack within Steven Gerrard’s new-look side next season, and recent reports suggest they are on the brink of doing just that.
With Gerrard’s spending spree well underway it appears that the Rangers squad is set for something of an overhaul this summer, but he’s not finished yet according to the Scottish Sun. According to the report, Rangers are hoping to conclude deals for both Umar Sadiq and Lassana Coulibaly this week before they get their Europa League campaign underway on Thursday.
Both players will sign one year loan deals with the Gers, with the former signing from Roma after failing to break into the first-team with the Italian giants and during a short-term loan spell with Torino.
However, Sadiq enjoyed much greater success during his time at NAC Breda in the Dutch Eredivisie where he managed to notch 5 goals and provide 3 assists from just 6 starts – a record which bodes well for his career at Ibrox.
Despite boasting a commanding physical presence at 6ft 3in, Sadiq’s mobility is one of the most impressive aspects of his game considering his size.
With both dynamism and height to bring to the table, Sadiq looks a fine prospect to link-up with Alfredo Morelos next season at centre-forward, so Gerrard will certainly be hoping to conclude a deal as soon as possible.
Despite Morelos’ clear quality and potential to improve at just 22-years-old, Rangers cannot rely on the Colombian to single-handedly spearhead their effort to put an end to Celtic’s dominance in the SPFL.
Signing Sadiq certainly represents a step in the right direction even if he only arrives on a loan deal, as the 21-year-old has proven that he possesses the clinical instinct and the physical attributes to succeed with the Gers next season.
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