What a season Joe Worrall’s had at Rangers! He’s been nominated for the club’s Young Player of the Year Award and his manager’s been singing his praises, so the club must get to work on securing him on a permanent basis.
He’s made 19 appearances at centre-back for the Gers this season, and the 22-year-old has settled into life in the Scottish Premiership with ease. It’s not often a young player can adapt so quickly, but his 52 Championship appearances for Nottingham Forest means he’s got experience beyond his years.
If Rangers don’t buck their ideas up and begin negotiations with his parent club soon, other clubs in England will come calling, and that’s a bigger pull factor than the Scottish league. They must act fast to tie him down while they’ve got him under their wing.
After the draw against Aberdeen, Gerrard heaped praise on him, saying: “I thought Joe was outstanding, it was a man-of-the-match performance and he will be a captain of whatever team he plays for” (Quotes sourced from the Scottish Sun). If that’s not enough for the board to take note, we don’t know what is.
Rangers’ progression this season has been promising and they must add to their squad in summer to move closer towards challenging for the title. What they can’t afford to do is lose their standout talents from this season and have to spend vital money replacing them.
They have to buy Worrall – who is valued at £7.2m by Transfermarkt – ahead of next season before he continues his upward trajectory somewhere else. The player has the capabilities of reaching the top, so it’s important the Gers sign him up before he’s head-hunted by clubs they can’t compete with financially.
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