Rangers FC in the race to sign seven-goal midfielder

Josh Windass

Rangers FC kick off the new SPFL season with a trip to Aberdeen on Saturday lunchtime with Steven Gerrard's men keen to deal the first blow to Celtic.

It's crazy to think that a new campaign is upon us given a whole host of leagues, including the English top-flight, have only just concluded.

The Gers still have their European excursions from 2019/20 to embark on but that will surely take second priority now.

The Glaswegians were on the end of a battering from Bayer Leverkusen in the first leg and they now have sights on their domestic ambitions instead.

13 points was the gap between Rangers and the Hoops last term but with a flurry of signings already this summer, they'll be hoping to make up the difference.

Jon McLaughlin has arrived from Sunderland, while Ianis Hagi has also walked through the door on a permanent basis.

However, the fact that Alfredo Morelos could depart is a worrying one - he has been linked with a switch to Lille of late. 

Morelos

Gerrard will now be keen to press on with further additions and one of the latest reports has linked the Light Blues with a switch for a former player.

According to Football Insider, they are planning a swoop to buy Josh Windass.

He left Ibrox behind in 2018 and is now at Wigan Athletic, a club who were relegated from the Championship after being deducted 12 points for entering administration.

Therefore, they are hoping to rescue Windass from his spell in England bring him back. No fee has been mentioned but Transfermarkt rate the attacking midfielder at just £1.44m.

Josh Windass for Sheffield Wednesday

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Windass only left Rangers two years ago but his spell in Glasgow was a fairly successful one.

The midfielder, who netted seven times in 2019/20, found the back of the net on 19 occasions during his previous spell in the SPFL. On top of that, he also created 13 strikes for his teammates.

A player who if often frustrating but capable of providing glistening moments, former Gers boss Pedro Caixinha praised the 26-year-old back in 2017.

He said: "Josh is a nice boy and a very good player, with huge potential.

“We just need to work with him on the mental side in order for him to have more self-confidence and to believe more in himself." 

Josh Windass scores for Rangers

Windass is now approaching his prime and there are reasons to believe that he's found a little more confidence since those remarks were made. Certainly, there is still time for the midfield man to fulfil his potential. 

A three-goal loan spell with Sheffield Wednesday this year may not have been too profitable but he's already shown he can perform in Scotland. 

This would be a canny addition.

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