Rangers have been linked with both Zinedine Ferhat and Santiago Moreno recently, but who would be the better addition to Steven Gerrard’s side at Ibrox this summer?
According to French news outlet Foot Mercato, Rangers are interested in signing the 28-year-old winger from Nimes this summer after his impressive performances in Ligue 1.
The Algeria international has contributed six goals and 10 assists in 33 French top-flight appearances this season, which has helped him earn a noteworthy 7.21 average rating from WhoScored.
The winger is currently valued at £7.2m by Transfermarkt but he could well be keen to leave the club this summer following Nimes’ relegation to Ligue 2. His contract is set to expire in 2022, which suggests that the Stade des Costières outfit may be forced to cash in on him this year rather than risk losing him for nothing in 12 months’ time.
According to The Telegraph, Rangers, Leeds United and Southampton are all keen on the Deportivo de Cali winger this summer as he continues to impress with the Liga Dimayor side.
The 21-year-old, whose style of play has been likened to Liverpool’s Sadio Mane, has contributed 10 goals and seven assists in just 49 appearances for the Colombian side in his career thus far and could be tempted into an Ibrox move due to the prospect of Champions League football.
The Colombian’s contract with Deportivo de Cali is set to run until 2023, which suggests that Rangers may have to pay more than his current market value of £585,000 if they want to sign him this summer.
Whilst Moreno seems to have a lot of potential, Ferhat has much more experience. Also, he has been playing at a higher standard this season and has been one of the standout performers in Ligue 1 despite Nimes’ relegation.
The Algerian, who has 29 senior goals in his career, also seems to be much more versatile than the Colombian, as he can feature in a number of positions in midfield and attack, which immediately suggests that he could be a good fit at Rangers.
Therefore, Ross Wilson should perhaps forget about signing Moreno for now and instead focus on bringing Ferhat to Ibrox this summer, as the latter could prove to be an excellent addition to Gerrard’s side if he can continue his form from this season in the 2021/22 campaign.