Glasgow Rangers have been linked with a few strikers over the past couple of years but one rumour that made the headlines last season was a link to former West Bromwich Albion and Stoke City striker Saido Berahino.
If you put his personal problems aside, it’s fair to say that Berahino fits the profile of a Ross Wilson signing in as much as the fact that he is an experienced professional footballer who would’ve been able to hit the ground running and provide cover and competition for the likes of Alfredo Morelos and Jermain Defoe.
After all, Wilson has already brought in seasoned veterans in the shape of Defoe, Leon Balogun and Kemar Roofe in the past.
Unwanted by West Bromwich Albion, neglected by Stoke City, Berahino has begun to turn his career around with Belgian Pro League side Royal Charleroi Sporting Club after a disappointing spell at the bet365 Stadium.
Whilst it might’ve been a bit of a gamble, his statistics seem to suggest that he would have been able to do the same at Ibrox, given his decent record for Charleroi, as he has bagged three goals and an assist in 10 league starts for the Belgian giants this season, averaging a solid WhoScored rating of 6.62.
The 27-year-old has provided four goals and assist in 17 appearances across all competitions for Charleroi this season, via Transfermarkt.
However, Wilson instead settled for signing Roofe and Cedric Itten from Anderlecht and St. Gallen respectively, on four-year deals for undisclosed fees in the summer.
But, with Defoe’s contract set to expire at the end of this season, coupled with the fact that Rangers outcast Greg Stewart is considered surplus to requirements, it’s fair to say that another option will be required at some point soon and Berahino would’ve been a fine addition for the squad.
The Burundi international has proven that he is still able to score goals consistently at a good level of the game.