Opinion

Solanke would be a coup for Rangers and one capable of launching a title challenge

Rangers are on course to reach the next round of the Europa League qualifiers after a routine victory against Maribor.

Alfredo Morelos got the Gers off to the best possible start, pouncing on a rebound in the sixth-minute after Ryan Kent stung the hands of goalkeeper Jasmin Handanovic. Just before the break, Mitja Viler levelled the score before James Tavernier netted a penalty after the interval. A late goal from Lassana Coulibaly gave Steven Gerrard a two-goal advantage to take to Slovenia.

The former Liverpool captain has been extremely busy in the transfer window as he looks to deny Celtic their eight consecutive Scottish Premiership title. Remarkably, the former England international has brought 11 new players to Ibrox. In fact, there are still three weeks remaining for Gerrard to strengthen his side.

One man he should consider signing is Liverpool youngster – Dominic Solanke. Valued at £9m by Transfermarkt, the Englishman joined the Reds last summer after leaving Chelsea in search of first-team football. Solanke made 21 appearances in the Premier League last year but only scored one goal on the final day of the season against Brighton.

Behind Roberto Firmino and Daniel Sturridge in the pecking order, a loan move may be best for his development. Jurgen Klopp would love the forward to get regular game time and would trust Gerrard to get the best out of the 20-year-old.

Solanke can hold the ball up well and is a huge aerial threat. He would have no problems scoring goals for fun the SPFL. The England international would be wise to follow in the footsteps of Ovie Ejaria and Kent in making a move up north.

Rangers fans, thoughts?

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