Rangers could be set to make a huge transfer mistake this summer, as recent reports have suggested that the Ibrox outfit are set to pull the plug on their interest in Wigan Athletic striker Kyle Joseph.
According to Football Insider, Rangers may pull out of the race to sign the 19-year-old this summer after their Old Firm rivals Celtic made an offer, whilst Newcastle United are also said to be interested.
However, it is reported that the Hoops have already made their offer for the teenage forward, something which Rangers are seemingly unwilling to match.
The Scotland U19 international has notched five goals and one assist in 14 League One games so far this season in what has been a breakthrough campaign for the Wigan academy graduate, so it is no surprise that he is attracting interest ahead of the summer.
Earlier in the season, Joseph’s former teammate Kai Naismith was full of praise for the youngster, saying:
“He’ll be a top player, a really, really good player and he works his nuts off not just in the games but all week in training as well, he has a great appetite for the game and a great attitude.”
Therefore, it will be a shame if Rangers do miss out on the teenage forward this summer, as he seems destined for an excellent career and is available on a free transfer, which makes signing him a no-brainer for Rangers sporting director Ross Wilson.
It could definitely be considered a huge error by Wilson if he makes no effort to sign Joseph, especially if he signs for Celtic and makes Rangers pay for their lack of activeness in pursuing a deal.