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Jake Hastie is undoubtedly a great signing for Rangers

Jake Hastie is undoubtedly a great signing for Rangers

Once this season comes to an end, Rangers and Steven Gerrard have a fantastic chance to bolster their squad when the transfer window reopens.

It’s very much necessary too. Rangers have been second best to Celtic yet again this campaign, something fans are desperate to see change sooner rather than later. Surely it has to, right?

Under Steven Gerrard, the potential is there for Rangers to reassert themselves back at the top of the Scottish Premiership but significant improvements do need to be made in the meantime.

Rangers have already started their summer spending, having recruited Motherwell forward Jake Hastie signing a four-year deal in Glasgow (as per the Scottish Sun), who arrives at Ibrox with plenty of potential. Hastie, (who is valued at £180k on Transfermarkt) has enjoyed a terrific start to life in the Scottish Premiership, hence why Rangers opted to snap him up quickly.

The 21-year-old is a forward that can play across the front-line, where he has provided six goals in 12 Premiership appearances so far.

Rangers definitely aren’t short of forward options but the capture of Jake Hastie is a very sensible one, considering the almighty potential he has. Indeed, if the Gers manage to extend the loan of Ryan Kent or acquire him on a permanent deal could mean the Gers utilise both Kent and Hastie out on the wings, giving a completely new and dynamic feel to their attacking play.

Even if they don’t, their attack is already looking stronger.

With a reliable forward waiting in the box, Rangers’ forward play could really be impressive, as they have a number of options they could also turn to in rotation as well. Outside of Alfredo Morelos, the club have lacked a reliable (well, kind of) goalscorer to help him out, so this kind of move is one to address a major problem at Ibrox.

If the signing of Jake Hastie is a sign of things to come, Steven Gerrard and Rangers could have a very productive summer indeed.

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