With the January transfer window now open for business, this will give Rangers and their manager Giovanni van Bronckhorst the chance to make any changes to their squad that they feel will be beneficial and give them the best chance to secure the Premiership title once again this season.
One potential deal with which the club have been linked this month is a loan move for Leeds United winger Crysencio Summerville.
With nine goals and eight assists in 24 appearances for Leeds’ under-23 side, the 20-year-old certainly has some attacking talent in him. He could be given the chance to flourish at Rangers considering that he has only made five appearances in the Premier League for Marcelo Bielsa’s team so far this season, all coming off the substitutes’ bench.
Taking into account Summerville’s clear attacking abilities on the pitch in terms of scoring and creating goals, his potential move to Ibrox this month could give Van Bronckhorst the chance to create a deadly attacking duo of him and Alfredo Morelos, who has 13 goals and four assists in 29 appearances this season across all competitions.
If Rangers were able to secure the signature of Summerville this month and get him delivering similar returns to those in Leeds’ under-23 side alongside Morelos, this could be just what Van Bronckhorst could need to lead the Light Blues to a second consecutive league title.
Labelled a “bag of tricks” by his former manager Chris Powell, Summerville could be an exciting prospect for Rangers fans to see at Ibrox for the remainder of the season.
However, with recent reports suggesting that English Championship club Blackburn Rovers are also interested in signing the Dutchman on a loan deal this month, this could scupper Rangers’ hopes of signing him, especially if Leeds feel he could be better off staying in England rather than experiencing Scottish top-flight football.
With that in mind, Rangers will need to act quickly to convince Summerville and Leeds that he will be better off at Ibrox and get the opportunity to play regularly, which is presumably what all parties would want if the winger were to leave Elland Road on a loan deal in the coming weeks.