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Sheffield Wednesday should move for Jake Cooper before Rangers win the race

According to Football Insider, Rangers have made a bid of £3 million for Millwall’s Jake Cooper.

Cooper enjoyed an excellent season at centre-back last time out, and has naturally attracted the interest of bigger clubs. Steven Gerrard’s Glasgow giants appear to have made their move, but it isn’t too late for any other interested clubs to intervene. 

Having failed to secure last season’s impressive loanee, Frederico Venancio, on a permanent deal, Sheffield Wednesday are in the market for a centre-back. Cooper could be the perfect option for the Owls.

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Wednesday boss Jos Luhukay has made his intentions to bolster his defence this summer clear as he aims to make his side genuine promotion contenders.

Jake Cooper, who is valued at £450k by Transfermarkt, was a rock at the back at The Den last season, and the 23-year-old would be a great addition to this Wednesday squad.

The left-footed Englishman is confident on the ball and a committed defender. He also provides something of a bonus goal threat, as his 4 Championship strikes last season prove. 

It could be tricky for Luhukay to sell Hillsborough as a more desirable destination than Ibrox to Cooper, especially with football icon Gerrard now in charge of the Scottish outfit. A promise of a push for Premier League football could sway him though, and that is what Jos Luhukay is looking to achieve this season.

If Wednesday could outbid Rangers and land Cooper then their promotion hopes would be given a real boost.

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