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Rangers: Van Bronckhorst can land the next Joe Aribo in James McAtee

Glasgow Rangers have been involved in a significant number of deals throughout this latest summer transfer window.

One transfer in particular saw Joe Aribo make a move to the English Premier League, joining Southampton in a deal that could rise up to a reported fee of £10m.

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How many signings did Rangers make in the last summer window?

After scoring 26 goals and delivering 25 assists in 148 appearances for the Gers across all competitions, it’s safe to say that the Ibrox club lost an important player this summer.

Despite this disappointment, the remaining weeks of the summer transfer window could give Giovanni van Bronckhorst the chance to bring in what could be Rangers’ next version of Aribo.

One player that has been linked with a move to Ibrox this summer that could fit this bill is Manchester City midfielder James McAtee.

Having scored 44 goals and delivered 27 assists in 87 appearances across City’s youth sides, the 19-year-old clearly has the attacking ability in him that mirrors what Aribo offered Rangers in terms of not only scoring goals but creating them as well.

Also, with the youngster being able to play as an attacking midfielder and in a central midfield role, this versatility also shows the similarities between him and the former Gers star, given his ability to also play in those positions.

This backs up why journalist Jonathan Smith hailed McAtee as a “highly-rated” player that has “massive talent and huge potential” in him.

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Despite his clear talent, the Englishman has only made six senior appearances for the Premier League champions, which could be why reports have suggested that City would be willing to allow McAtee to leave on loan this summer to give him the opportunity to get regular game time.

With all of this in mind, before Rangers potentially find out how much of a miss Aribo could be for the team, it would make sense for them to do all they can to secure a loan deal for the City prodigy and see if he can replicate the same sort of attacking threat that the former Gers star did during his time in Glasgow.

If the Ibrox outfit were able to do this and the player hit the ground running in the team, his goals and assists could give Rangers a big boost to their chances of winning the Premiership title in 2022/23.

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Article title: Rangers: Van Bronckhorst can land the next Joe Aribo in James McAtee

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