The Rangers fans here in the Transfer Tavern are excited for next season. Indeed, having looked a bit better under Graeme Murty (although annoyingly inconsistent) of late, there’s a real sense of optimism amongst our local Light Blues as they look to stop Celtic winning eight league titles in a row.
With that in mind, our resident Gers are starting to look ahead to the summer window to try and figure out exactly who the club should bring in during the season break. The January window proved fairly successful for the club, with Mark Allen proving his worth in his role as director of football, meaning the punters propping up our bar are excited to see what he can do this time around.
To that end, some of our drinkers are suggesting the club make a move for Stoke City flop, Sadio Berahino. Now, the forward may not have scored for almost two years (a problem when you play up front it seems) though perhaps a move to Ibrox would help reignite his career.
Berahino was once one of the most exciting young forwards in England, though poor decisions and the Potters’ fall through the Premier League have weighed heavy on his shoulders. Although it seems unlikely that he’ll ever reach the heights he set himself on upon breaking through at West Brom a few years ago now, there’s still a player there somewhere.
With Kenny Miller likely to depart Rangers this summer, an ambitious move for Berahino – who is valued £9m by Transfermarkt – could help take the Light Blues’ strike force up another level. He, alongside Jason Cummings and Alfredo Morelos would give them a chance of outscoring pretty much every opponent in the league, as well as options should Rangers make it into the Europa League.
Berahino needs saving and Rangers would be a wonderful place in which to get his career back on track.