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Mahlon Romeo would be a statement signing for Rangers

Mahlon Romeo would be a statement signing for Rangers

It’s about time Rangers made some exciting signings, isn’t it? Since their rise back to the top tier of the SPFL, Steven Gerrard’s side haven’t been able to splash the cash, making for pretty boring summers. Yes, Jermain Defoe and Steven Davis have arrived but they are both toward the end of their careers and certainly represent a risk.

However, Millwall’s Mahlon Romeo can be an inexpensive bright spark at the Ibrox next season.

The 23-year-old right-back has made 35 appearances for the Lions this season, 30 coming in the Championship and according to the Express, the Glasgow side have been keeping tabs on his development ahead of a summer swoop.

He signed a long-term deal with the Lions in the summer but Transfermarkt still only value him at a slender £450,000, which will be music to the ears of the Rangers board.

James Tavernier was linked with a move to Southampton in January, according to the Express as well, and should Rangers chose to cash in on their captain in the summer there’s a space waiting to be filled, the man to fill it could be Romeo.

The Antigua and Barbuda international began his career as a youth player at Arsenal but his career stalled after an unimpressive spell at Gillingham following his release from the Gunners’ ranks. It was revitalised, however, with a move to Millwall in 2015 where he’s now made over 100 first-team appearances.

He’s got the same drive to run down the right flank as Tavernier had and is known to enjoy a meaty tackle too, sounds right up Rangers’ street, right?

His age will also mean Gerrard has a player young enough to mould to his style and act as a temporary understudy to Tavernier if he stays beyond summer. Having brought experience on board, the next stage of Gerrard’s project would be to lure exciting fairly young talent north of the border.

With that in mind, Romeo would be a statement signing.

Rangers fans, would Mahlon Romeo be an adequate replacement for James Tavernier? Join the discussion by commenting below… 

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