The Rangers fans here in the Transfer Tavern are already looking forward to next season. While there is the small matter of the Scottish Cup to contend with this season, the punters propping up our bar desperately want a fresh start in the summer as they attempt to close the gap on Celtic.
With that in mind, our local Light Blues are starting to pull apart the squad currently on offer at Ibrox. After a fairly mixed time of things in the transfer market over the past couple of windows, our resident Gers believe the playing options are currently bloated and there remain too many flops picking up a wage right now.
One of the men who has attracted criticism of late has been Wes Foderingham. The former Swindon Town man has been minding the Gers’ net for three years now and, while he did a good job in the lower leagues, the 27-year-old has proven ineffective at this level and is often caught out when coming from crosses.
Though he’s not a complete flop, Foderingham’s inability to deal with anything long-range is a constant thorn in Rangers’ side and an upgrade is certainly required if the club are to make a better go of things next season. With that in mind, perhaps an ambitious move for Newcastle United outcast Matz Sels would be a smart move.
The Belgian has rebuilt his career on loan with Anderlecht after a difficult time of things on Tyneside and is an outside bet to make the Red Devils’ World Cup squad as a back-up, so certainly has a strong pedigree. Clearly, a manager such as Rafa Benitez saw something in Sels to sign him in the first place and there are the raw tools there to become a strong ‘keeper, despite his difficulties upon his initial arrival on these shores.
An ambitious loan move for the man valued at £3.6m by Transfermarkt would help improve on Foderginham and surely the chance of potentially challenging for a league title, as well as playing in the Europa League would appeal to him.
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