Rangers FC eyeing move for tricky winger


Rangers FC and Steven Gerrard have an almighty task on their hands to get Ibrox ready for next season.

The Gers will be heading into the new campaign with one goal - to finally usurp their Old Firm Rivals.

Celtic have sat pretty at the top of the SPFL for nine consecutive years and for everyone associated with the Light Blues, that run has to come to an end.

Fortunately for Rangers, they have made positive steps in the transfer market already.

Jon McLaughlin and Calvin Bassey arrived from south of the border while Ianis Hagi was also acquired on a permanent transfer from Gent.

There could be more deals on the cards too with a bid submitted for Florian Kamberi.

On the other side of Glasgow, Celtic were dealt a hefty blow with the news that Fraser Forster is unlikely to return. For the time being, they have no first-team 'keeper. Advantage Rangers.

Ianis Hagi

Coincidentally, the two fierce rivals are now in the market for the same player.

News emerged this week and Celtic were in the market for one of West Ham's young players. However, reports late on Tuesday then confirmed that Rangers were also considering a move for the same man.

That happens to be Grady Diangana, a 22-year-old currently plying his trade on loan at West Bromwich Albion.

The Herald suggests that the Gers are ready to battle it out with Celtic in order to sign him and both parties have already made contact with the player's representatives.

Rangers are believed to have been close to acquiring the player last summer before they ended up pursuing other targets.

Back in January, it was claimed that West Ham would be open to selling the player but only at a price of £20m. He may, therefore, set Ross Wilson back a considerable amount.


GIVEMESPORT'S Matt Dawson says...

To put it simply, Diangana is an exceptional young player.

Despite suffering from a few injuries this term, the youngster has lit up the English Championship to devastating effect.

The winger has scored seven goals and produced five assists in the process. At the same time, Diangana has also performed a mighty 2.5 dribbles per match in England's second tier.

He is a deadly player, firing 1.6 shots per game and he is clearly among the most impressive in the division.


The difference in quality between the SPFL and the Championship isn't too different and Diangana would surely thrive at Rangers, a team that have given freedom to the likes of Ryan Kent and Hagi to run riot from the flanks.

Speaking earlier this season, Sky Sports pundit Michael Brown waxed lyrical about the wide man, describing him as "unplayable" at times.

That certainly bodes well and should have Gers fans incredibly exciting. He should be a no-brainer for Gerrard.

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