Rangers will be looking to add some quality to their squad ahead of their return to the Champions League next season, with Steven Gerrard’s side’s performances in the cup competitions arguably one blemish on an otherwise superb season.
Whilst the Gers were able to finish the league season unbeaten and claim their first title in ten years, bringing an end to their Old Firm rival’s run of consecutive titles in the process, they failed to impress in the domestic cup competitions and fell short in the Europa League against Slavia Prague.
Therefore, Gerrard will surely be keen to add to his squad ahead of next season and the Gers have been linked with a whole host of names ahead of the summer transfer window.
Here’s how Football FanCast predicts Rangers’ strongest XI could look next season…
After signing a contract extension and being superb in the title win last season, it seems likely that Allan McGregor will continue as Gerrard’s first-choice goalkeeper.
James Tavernier and Borna Barisic seem likely to continue at full-back after they impressed last season, although Nathan Patterson and Calvin Bassey both showed that they can be relied upon as backup.
At centre-back, Filip Helander has been touted for an Ibrox exit, so Joseph Okumu could be the man to replace him as Rangers battle to sign him from Elfsborg this summer, with a fee of £3.4m likely to be enough to bring him to Ibrox.
Joey Veerman is another who has been heavily linked with a move to Rangers and whilst he would cost around £8.5m, his performances at Heerenveen in recent seasons suggest he could be a massive success at Ibrox next season.
Steven Davis and Joe Aribo would likely start ahead of him in midfield, with the likes of Scott Arfield and Ryan Jack also likely to be in regulars in Gerrard’s side.
Fashion Sakala has already arrived from Oostende and could be the man to step up as Ryan Kent’s replacement on the left wing, with the former Liverpool youngster continuing to be linked with Leeds United.
On the opposite flank, Ianis Hagi has also been touted with an exit so transfer target Zinedine Ferhat, who is currently valued at £7.2m by Transfermarkt, could be signed as the Romanian’s replacement, which would take sporting director Ross Wilson’s spending to around £19m.
If Alfredo Morelos stays then he will surely start up front, although the likes of Kemar Roofe, Cedric Itten and Jermain Defoe, who recently extended his stay at Ibrox, can all provide competition in attack.
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