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Giovani Dos Santos: A Rangers risk to unlock Jermain Defoe?

Giovani Dos Santos: A Rangers risk to unlock Jermain Defoe?

There isn’t a team that have had a more up-and-down season in Scotland but Steven Gerrard could still be getting his hands on some silverware by the end of the season. After everything Rangers fans have been through in recent years, that’d be quite a big statement. And stop the dreaded treble-treble, of course. 

With the Scottish Cup still to play for and even having the slightest chance of still winning the league, Rangers could yet turn a respectable season into a very good one. It would come as a surprise but Gerrard has proven to be a very capable manager, something that is making a lot of Rangers fans optimistic about the future.

Though he needs the backing of the board again this summer, so he can complete an adequate level of business, ensuring he has the players he needs to make a difference next season.

One of those options should be Mexico hero Giovani Dos Santos, a player that could fit in well at Ibrox.

Dos Santos, (who is valued at £1.8 million on Transfermarkt) is someone who, prior to his MLS stint, was a forward all equipped to play for the best sides in Europe.

Across his career, he started with Barcelona, then moved to Tottenham and after got moves to clubs like Galatasaray, Villarreal and LA Galaxy.

Dos Santos has been around but he’s still at the age of 29, which means he has plenty left to give a side like Rangers.

Having been let go by LA Galaxy after scoring three goals and registering two assists in ten starts last season, it would be crazy for Rangers to pass up the opportunity to sign a player renown for his on-the-ball creativity and eye for goal.

He’s made 107 appearances for Mexico and could be another forward that adds to the quality at Ibrox. Having worked with Jermain Defoe, an ambitious move for the ex-Spurs creator could really bring the best out of the on-loan Bournemouth star. Rangers need that investment to work and an ambitious swoop for Dos Santos would help on that front.

Rangers fans, would you back such an ambitious move? Do you think more needs to be done to unlock Defoe? Join the discussion by commenting below… 

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