Glasgow Rangers manager Michael Beale has gotten off to a solid start to life as boss of the Ibrox side, winning his first four Premiership matches, however, the performances haven’t quite matched what he has been expecting.
With the January transfer window just around the corner, the onus is now for the Englishman to bring in a couple of new faces to Ibrox and reinvigorate a stagnant first-team squad.
Beale will surely be looking at another attacking option or two to bolster his ranks and Rangers have been loosely linked with striker Casper Tengstedt according to Danish outlet Bold.
Although Rangers haven’t explicitly been named, it’s clear that the Light Blues and Celtic are the obvious big Scottish clubs that have shown interest in the player, given the fact that teams from Germany and Holland are also keen, and his mooted £3.6m asking price.
With Alfredo Morelos having just six months left on his current contract, Beale will either need to persuade him to sign an extended deal or move on to players that want to sign for the club and bring in a readymade replacement.
Tengstedt has been in outstanding form so far this season, scoring 15 goals and registering nine assists in just 14 league matches for Rosenborg and he would add some much-needed goals to the team, taking the pressure off of Antonio Colak.
The Croatian striker has netted 14 this season and with Beale deploying a 4-3-1-2 recently, with two strikers, Colak and Tengstedt could make for a devastating duo if paired together and this could strike fear into opposition defences.
Indeed, the 22-year-old Dane was praised by talent scout Jacek Kulig after showcasing his impressive goal record, saying the striker had “absolutely ridiculous numbers” back at the start of November and it is no wonder he is attracting interest from the rest of Europe.
Giovanni van Bronckhorst often played with a rigid 4-3-3 which focused on just one centre-forward, but Beale has changed it up slightly to a more attacking-based philosophy, and this could be ideal for someone like Tengstedt.
The future of Morelos is still very much uncertain, and the 42-year-old will have to make some inroads with regard to a new deal, otherwise, he may need to spend some money in January.
The Danish striker would certainly be a signing that would please the Ibrox faithful, just imagine him and Colak under Beale.