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Rangers should sign Cooper as Worrall replacement

Rangers should sign Cooper as Worrall replacement

Rangers have been dominant since suffering defeat in the Old Firm clash as they’ve won their last two Scottish Premiership matches. Indeed, yesterday’s 3-0 win over Motherwell highlighted how good the Light Blues can be, as a Scott Arfield hat-trick sealed the points. 

Steven Gerrard has a lot to think about ahead of the summer transfer window but one thing that he appears to have already made a decision on is Joe Worrall’s future. According to Football Insider (via Nottinghamshire Live), Rangers have decided against pursuing a permanent deal for the 22-year-old.

The central defender has impressed at times in the current campaign at Ibrox but his recent performances have raised a few alarm bells. He made a number of mistakes against Celtic and he just hasn’t looked comfortable on the ball in recent times, so Steven Gerrard appears to have made the right decision.

However, finding a replacement for the Englishman will be crucial in the summer. And, one man who could fill the void is Millwall’s Jake Cooper, who was linked (as per Express, via Daily Record) with Rangers last year.

Indeed, the 24-year-old, who is valued at £1.8 million (by Transfermarkt), has caught the eye in the current campaign having produced an incredible four goals and seven assists from the heart of the defence. But, the main thing is that he knows how to ensure defensive solidity which has been a big issue at times, and he still has his best years ahead of him at the age of 24.

His ability to score goals and produce assists would benefit Rangers massively in the final third and it’s safe to say that securing a European spot could just tempt him into moving to Scotland.

Rangers fans, do you think Cooper is good enough to replace Worrall? Join the discussion by commenting down below! 

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