talkSPORT reporter Geoff Peters has revealed that Rangers are one of the clubs in the race to land a talent from south of the border in the market.
Ross Wilson is plotting a swoop for the English attacker and will need to pay up to £3m to bring him to Glasgow in the coming weeks.
Peters Tweeted: “Blackburn’s highly rated Tyrhys Dolan is attracting serious interest north and south of the border. Celtic and Rangers are both keen as are newly promoted Nottingham Forest. The England Under 20 striker has two years left on his # contract. Fee could be around £2m-£3m.”
By securing a deal to sign Dolan from Rovers, Wilson can land the new Ianis Hagi for the Light Blues in the sense that he is a talented, young, attacking midfielder who can be developed in the coming years
Like the Romanian, he is often deployed out wide on the right but is also capable of playing through the middle. This means that Gio van Bronckhorst can use him in a multitude of ways; playing on the right of a front three, as a number 10, as a striker in a 3-5-2, and in any other ways he can think of to utilise the gem’s talents.
In the 2021/22 campaign, Dolan managed four goals and three assists in 20 starts. This is a solid base for the 20-year-old to build from as he has plenty of room to add consistency to his end product, given that he is at the start of his career.
His former boss Tony Mowbray previously said he is “like a wasp” and lauded his attitude earlier this year, saying: “Tyrhys Dolan is a shining beacon for any kid who’s released from any football club. When he gets left out he works even harder on the training ground. He doesn’t sulk, he just gets to work on the grass.”
This shows that he will put the work in to improve and hone his skills to help him fulfil his potential. He will, therefore, be an investment for the future as he can develop over time and grow in influence on the pitch by scoring and assisting more goals.
The young talent has shown signs of promise in the Championship and can now explode with regular minutes in Scotland. Therefore, much like Hagi – 23 – is, Dolan would be a player van Bronckhorst can work with on the training pitch to turn him into a crucial player for the Gers.