The Rangers fans here in the Transfer Tavern are discussing exactly which type of signings could make their team better next season. Indeed, though Graeme Murty has done well to steady the ship after the dreadful Pedro Caixinha experiment fell flat on its face, there really needs to be a closer title challenge next season.
With that in mind, the Light Blues could certainly do with someone able to think on the ball. During the recent Old Firm, someone with the ability to play the game at their own pace would have helped pick holes in the Bhoys’ backline, potentially changing the complexion of the campaign after that fixture.
To that end, the Gers should consider a loan swoop for Chelsea’s Lewis Baker. Though more of an attack-minded player than a deep-lying playmaker, the 22-year-old’s ability to create in tight areas would help the Light Blues make the most of their frontline.
Impressing on loan with Middlesbrough, it’s hard to see Baker getting much in the way of game time should he return to Chelsea this summer. The England U21 international will surely be available on loan again this summer and the idea of him operating behind the likes of Jason Cummings, Jamie Murphy and Alfredo Morelos is a mouth-watering one.
Celtic have previously been credited with an interest in Baker and beating the Bhoys to a potential target would be a major coup for Mark Allen, who has shown he can get deals over the line in his role as director of football.
A thinker on the ball, he’d help Rangers maximise their attacking firepower next season amid what is hopefully a closer title challenge from those at Ibrox.
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