Rangers fans in the Transfer Tavern can be optimistic for the future as they prepare for Steven Gerrard’s first transfer window in charge of the club.
The Gers ended the season in third place and following a 5-0 defeat at the hands of Celtic, Graeme Murty was given the boot. Gerrard replaces him after managing Liverpool’s U18 side last year and this is his first senior job, so the Scottish league may be one to keep an eye out next year. The ex-England captain has an enormous task on his hands if he is to displace Celtic at the top of the table.
He added his first signing of the window last week when Scott Arfield arrived on a free transfer from Burnley. More signings are necessary, starting with a new number nine. If the Gers are to end Celtic’s dominance – they need a 20 goal per season striker.
The man for the job could be Swansea forward – Wilfried Bony. The Ivorian burst on to the scene in 2013 when his performances with Vitesse earned him a move to the Premier League. His exceptional form with the Swans prompted Manchester City to spend £30m to bring him to Manchester. Bony instantly fell down the pecking order and was loaned to Stoke before being sold back to Swansea.
Injuries have plagued his first season back in Wales and now following their relegation, he could be on the move again. While his form in recent seasons has been disappointing, the 29-year-old is still a top forward. A new environment could be just what he needs to rediscover his best form.
Valued at £10.8m by Transfermarkt, Bony could fire Rangers to the title.
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