Whichever way you look at it, Rangers need to bring in another 20-goal-a-season forward to partner Alfredo Morelos but Pavol Safranko certainly isn’t that man. Indeed, they could have dodged a bullet if they pull out of the race.
The Daily Record (28/05, p47), via HITC, have reported the Gers board have ruled out bringing the Slovakian to Scotland. Frankly, that’s one of the best moves they’ll make all summer because he’s just not good enough to take Rangers to the title.
He’s scored 12 in 33 appearances on loan at Dundee United this season, which isn’t too shabby, but it’s not the numbers that the Gers are looking for. Simply put, they’ll need to add a significant goal threat if they’re to challenge Celtic next season.
The 24-year-old would need to be scoring around 10 more per-season to be considered to play under the lights of Ibrox. Anything less and bringing him in would be a step sideways in the title race, and the Gers can’t afford to do that next season.
There’s huge pressure on Steven Gerrard to deliver the first major trophy since their return to the top division, and if he doesn’t have the squad he needs to compete, he’s got no chance of succeeding and might as well find himself another job.
They’ve dodged a huge bullet if the board decide not to invest in the £300,000-rated striker. It leaves a space in the squad for a more prolific talent that could fire the Gers all the way to the Scottish Premiership title.
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