Rangers supporters in the Transfer Tavern are very much looking forward to the 2018/19 Scottish Premiership campaign following the appointment of new manager Steven Gerrard over the summer.
The 38-year-old has taken over from Graeme Murty in the Ibrox hotseat following the Scot’s departure just before the end of last season, with Liverpool legend Gerrard having already stamped his authority on things at the Gers by making several summer signings. The likes of Allan McGregor, Connor Goldson, Ovie Ejaria, and Umar Sadiq have all made the move to the Light Blues, as Gerrard seeks to build a squad capable of challenging Celtic for domestic honours this season.
Thus, there are many excited Rangers fans up and down the country, several of whom are wondering what young players around the UK could be available for transfer this summer in a bid to further boost the Gers squad ahead of the new season.
And based on his efforts on loan in recent times, alongside his record for the Newcastle youth sides in years gone by, 21-year-old striking sensation Adam Armstrong is a man they should absolutely target this summer.
The Englishman has come up through the ranks at St James’ Park and has already gone on to make 21 first team appearances for the Premier League side, although his recurrent loan spells to lower league clubs suggest that he is still a way away from commanding regular football in the North East.
However, while some of his temporary spells away from St James’ haven’t necessarily gone to plan, most notably those to Championship sides Barnsley and Bolton Wanderers, his exploits at Coventry City and Blackburn Rovers suggest that there is a hugely adept striker in the 21-year-old.
Armstrong bagged 20 goals in just 40 League One games for Coventry back in the 2015/16 to fire Tony Mowbray’s side to an eighth place finish in the third tier, before backing that up by scoring nine goals in 21 games for Blackburn last time round in their promotion-winning campaign.
Thus, Armstrong clearly has great ability in the final third and is surely destined for a big opportunity in the near future – Rangers could give him that opportunity.
Gerrard’s men may well have been the top-scorers in the Scottish Premiership last term in netting 76 goals in their 38 games, but Alfredo Morelos and Josh Windass were the only two men to reach double figures for the Gers – thus, further reinforcements are needed.
And with Armstrong seemingly waiting for that opportunity to shine at a higher level, having proven his worth in League One, Rangers should seek to move for the 21-year-old striking sensation this summer.
Rangers fans… what do you think? Let us know!