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Wells would be a strong signing from Rangers

Wells would be a strong signing from Rangers

Steven Gerrard has made an excellent start to life as Rangers manager.

The Gers have progressed to the next round of the Europa League qualifiers following a 0-0 draw against Maribor. Their first-leg advantage gained at Ibrox was enough to see Gerrard’s side advance and are now just one fixture away from the group stages. The game marked Rangers’ tenth under Gerrard’s stewardship, winning six and drawing four.

The former Liverpool captain surely still wants to add to his squad despite bringing a whole host of players to the SPFL this season. Gerrard is desperate to add to his forward line despite the impressive form of Alfredo Morelos.

Now, he should launch an ambitious bid for Burnley forward – Nahki Wells. Valued at £4.05m by Transfermarkt, Wells has struggled to break into the first team after leaving Huddersfield for Turf Moor last summer. Following the £11m arrival of Matej Vydra from Derby, he is pushed even further down the pecking order and could be set to depart for first-team football.

His form for the Terriers was excellent, netting more than ten goals in his last three seasons at the club. Wells netted 17 goals and notched four assists back in 2016 highlighting his deadly ability in front of goal. In the SPFL, he would score goals for fun.

Wells is still only 28-years-old meaning he is approaching the prime of his career. He needs to be playing first-team football, and Gerrard could offer the chance to play European football at Ibrox. Working under the former England captain could help him get back to his goal-scoring ways.

Rangers fans, thoughts?

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