Giovanni van Bronckhorst is looking at strengthening his Rangers squad ahead of a crucial campaign next season. The Ibrox side won the Scottish Cup for the first time in 13 years and reached the Europa League final in what was an incredible continental run.
There were disappointments, especially with rivals Celtic lifting the Premiership trophy following the Gers’ poor form upon the return from the winter break and Van Bronckhorst will be determined to win back the title.
More depth is needed, however, especially in the attacking areas and Rangers have been linked with a player who could immediately improve the starting 11.
The club are keen on Welsh winger Tom Lawrence, although they face a battle with Watford and West Brom, with the Baggies leading the race, according to the Daily Mail.
Lawrence is set to leave Derby County on a free transfer when his contract expires, and he could form a dream duo with Gers striker Alfredo Morelos, with the Colombian feeding off of the 28-year-old creativity ability.
He has been involved in 98 goals and assists during his senior career, which is extremely impressive considering he has spent the majority of his career on the left wing. The Welshman can also play as a centre-forward or as a second striker and this versatility will be a big bonus for Van Bronckhorst.
Journalist Elias Burke described his style as “delicious” following a match in April and although the Ibrox side have a solid left-winger in Ryan Kent, Lawrence could offer more of a goalscoring threat, scoring eight more goals than him last season (11 to 3).
Signing Lawrence would signal a statement of intent from the Dutchman that Rangers can still hold off English interest – where higher wages will be offered – to sign players.
Van Bronckhorst needs to act fast, or he could lose out on a potential deal.