There is no doubt that Rangers will be approaching this transfer window with the hope to sign another few talented individuals who can improve the first team before potentially making the club a fortune further down the line.
Giovanni van Bronckhorst has had to rely on the addition of loan players during the second half of the season, but with a full summer transfer window now ahead of him, he will likely be looking at players who could instantly make their mark in Scottish football.
One such player could well be Flamengo attacker Lazaro, with journalist Lahcen Senhaji stating on Twitter that both Rangers and Monaco are in for the 20-year-old this summer.
With the Light Blues lacking in serious depth across the frontline, a much-needed boost is needed. The Brazilian has even been compared to German superstar Marco Reus, with both players having tremendous pace, and the youngster also being dubbed a “creative” attacker by Football Talent Scout’s Jacek Kulig.
This is a quality that Van Bronckhorst needs at Ibrox. Far too many times last season, especially on the domestic front, Rangers struggled to break down stubborn opponents, and Lazaro could be a positive solution.
The youngster is valued at £5.4m by Transfermarkt, and while this seems like a bargain price, Flamengo will surely want a heftier fee than this to even consider a deal.
The 20-year-old has shone at under-17 level for Brazil, scoring twice in just three appearances as his ever-growing talent looks likely to take him to Europe sooner rather than later.
With the Rangers squad ideally needing some freshening up over the summer, signing players such as Lazaro would be a big statement from the Ibrox club, especially if they can fend off the interest from Monaco.
The Gers should capitalise on their Europa League final run, with one report estimating that it has earned the club nearly £50m, and delve straight into the transfer market.
Van Bronckhorst won’t want to waste any precious transfer funds, but in Lazaro, he might just have a superstar in his sights.