According to The Daily Record, Glasgow Rangers are reportedly tracking Maccabi Haifa midfielder, Dolev Haziza, ahead of a possible move in the summer.
The former Israeli international is enjoying a prolific campaign in the Ligat ha’Al, having fired home seven goals and four assists in 19 games so far this season.
Haziza has attracted interest from clubs across Europe while The Record claim he was heavily linked with a move to Ferencvaros last year only for the Hungarians to baulk at their asking price.
However, the player’s agent Adam Kidan has previously worked with Rangers sporting director Ross Wilson during his time at Southampton, which could pave the way for a summer move.
Rangers need another versatile forward given Gerrard’s shortage of options out wide. The underwhelming displays of Brandon Barker and Jordan Jones means Gerrard remains in the market for another wide option, which has seen Rangers linked with a move for Haziza.
A relative lack of experience shouldn’t deter any potential suitors. Yes, it means that Haziza doesn’t have the luxury of playing at the highest levels of the game, but if he is able to hit the ground running, then the 25-year-old could prove to be a shrewd addition for any side.
His stats suggest that he should be able to do this, given his impressive form for the Greens, as he is scoring 0.4 goals per game this season, which is slightly better than Joe Aribo’s goal-scoring rate of 0.2.
It’s no surprise that some are beginning to compare him to the Nigeria international based on his exciting style of play with Glasgow Live insisting he also shares certain similarities with Ryan Kent.
For context, Haziza has scored the same amount of goals as Kent and two more than Aribo across all competitions this season.
Not only would he be a useful option out wide, he can also play in the midfield, and his versatility would no doubt be an added bonus for Gerrard as he could offer an alternative threat in attack as well.
With that in mind, Wilson would be wise to sanction such a move for Haziza, who likes to cut inside from the flanks onto his right foot, as he could add something different to the Gers attack.