According to a recent report from Football Insider, the future of Rangers attacker Josh Windass remains unclear heading into the final few weeks of the Scottish window. The 24-year-old made the move to Ibrox back in 2016 and has certainly impressed during his time north of the border, to the point that Championship side Ipswich Town are reportedly seeking to lure him to Suffolk by launching a £2 million bid.
Yet given just how influential he has been to the Light Blues in recent times, retaining the £630,000-rated ace (as per Transfermarkt) would surely outdo all business conducted by new manager Steven Gerrard so far this summer.
Ultimately, the new Gers boss has been extremely busy seeking to mould and shape a squad he hopes can compete with champions Celtic this season, with no fewer than 11 additions through the door at Ibrox this summer.
And while there have been several shrewd additions in the form of Connor Goldson, Jon Flanagan, and Ryan Kent, to name but a few, it’s just as important that Gerrard keeps hold of some of the prized assets already at the football club – Windass is certainly one of those.
Yes, the 24-year-old may not have the greatest of relationships with the Rangers supporters, but there is no doubt that he has produced the goods during his two-year spell at the club having netted 19 goals and laid on 13 assists for the Gers.
And while he did his bit back in the 2016/17 campaign, laying on five assists in the Scottish Premiership, it was last season in which Windass took it to another level by scoring 18 times and laying on eight assists in all competitions, all but one of those goals and all those assists coming in the league as the Light Blues finished third.
Thus, take those contributions out of the Rangers team, and Gerrard’s men would be significantly weaker going forward in terms of both scoring and indeed creating opportunities – he’s a hugely integral part of things at Ibrox.
Gerrard reportedly doesn’t want to lose the 24-year-old this summer, and it’s not hard to see why as if Rangers are serious about challenging for domestic honours this term, they have to keep hold of their best players – Windass is in that category.
As such, with Ipswich having reportedly made a move for the attacker, it’s imperative that the Gers hold firm, as retaining Windass would outdo all business conducted by Gerrard so far in the summer window.
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