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Rangers: Van Bronckhorst can form scary duo with summer swoop

Rangers undoubtedly had a rollercoaster 2021/22 season with plenty happening on and off the pitch at Ibrox.

Having said goodbye to the former boss and hello to Giovanni van Bronckhorst as their new manager, the Dutchman got Rangers to the Europa League final and secured the Scottish Cup in his final game of the campaign.

One player that was a rather prominent figure for the Ibrox club this season was midfielder John Lundstram.

After making the move to Rangers in the previous summer window on a free transfer from Sheffield United, the 28-year-old went on to make 47 appearances for the Gers across all competitions in his debut season.

With a passing success percentage of 90.2%, the Englishman has shown how capable he is on the ball as well as how much of a useful defensive figure he is by racking up an average of 1.3 tackles per game in the league.

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Gio van Bronckhorst coaching on the touchline for Rangers

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Now that this very busy season has finally come to an end, the focus can now turn to the summer transfer window and give Van Bronckhorst the chance to make whatever changes to the squad that he sees fit.

With that in mind, one midfield figure that has been linked with a move to Ibrox in recent weeks that could be a good fit next to Lundstram is Abdoulaye Sissako.

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Since joining Belgium club Zulte Waregem back in 2019, the £4.5k-per-week midfielder has gone on to make 63 appearances for the Belgian club across all competitions, chipping in with three goals and eight assists along the way.

Having racked up an average of 1.7 tackles per game in the Belgian league this season, the Frenchman certainly has the defensive capabilities to be a solid addition to Van Bronckhorst’s squad.

This, therefore, could make a midfield duo of Sissako and Lundstram a rather scary prospect for Rangers’ opponents next season given the duo’s individual difficulty to play against.

Taking into account how his current side have been close to getting relegated from Belgium’s top division, this could pave the way for Rangers to pounce this summer and try and convince Sissako to make the move to Ibrox, helping them to win trophies domestically and in Europe instead of sticking with his current struggling side.

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