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Glasgow Rangers are “trying” to sign Morgan Whittaker this week

An update has emerged on Glasgow Rangers and their attempts to improve their squad during the January transfer window…

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The 4th Official has claimed that the Light Blues want to secure a deal to sign Swansea winger Morgan Whittaker by Sunday night to bolster their options at the top end of the pitch.

They Tweeted: “Rangers are trying to get both Morgan Whittaker and Todd Cantwell’s deal over the line by the end of this week. Both players want Rangers and that should be the clincher here.”

This comes after the Scottish Sun reported that the Gers made an offer of £900k to sign the attacker, who is valued at £2m by the Championship outfit.

Scott Wright upgrade

Michael Beale and Ross Wilson could land an upgrade on current right winger Scott Wright by securing a deal to bring Whittaker to Ibrox in the coming days and weeks.

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The Swansea attacker spent the first half of the 2022/23 campaign on loan to English League One outfit Plymouth and caught the eye with a string of impressive displays.

Whittaker played 25 matches for the third tier side and averaged a Sofascore rating of 7.10 as he racked up nine goals and seven assists at the top end of the pitch.

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Wright, meanwhile, has produced two assists and failed to score a single goal in 23 appearances for the Gers in all competitions this season, with his second assist coming in the recent 2-1 win over Aberdeen in the League Cup.

He has zero goals and one assist in 14 Premiership outings and has averaged an unimpressive Sofascore rating of 6.66, which places him 22nd in the Light Blues squad.

His disappointing performances for the club this term indicate that Beale could improve the squad by ditching the 25-year-old and bringing in a new player, which the head coach could do by signing Whittaker to take Wright’s place.

The Swansea forward, who was once hailed as “flamboyant” and “similar” to Manchester City’s Riyad Mahrez by talent scout Jacek Kulig, caught the eye with his displays for Plymouth and has plenty of potential left to fulfill at the age of 22.

Whittaker’s impressive statistics this term indicate that he could be a big upgrade on Wright if the marksman can replicate his form in League One in the Premiership.

Rangers seemingly believe that the gem can translate his success in front of goal to this level, due to their interest in his services, and that is why signing him could significantly improve Beale’s options in the right wing position.