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Rangers: Ibrox outfit eyeing Jan Gregus swoop

Glasgow Rangers are believed to be interested in a move for midfielder, Jan Gregus, as sporting director Ross Wilson looks to bolster the squad at Ibrox in the January transfer window.

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According to La Gazzetta Express, the Gers – as well as Ligue 1 side Stade Rennais – are seemingly keen on landing the 31-year-old in the New Year, with the Slovakian currently facing an uncertain future with MLS outfit, San Jose Earthquakes.

As per the report, the experienced asset is set to be available on a free transfer once his existing deal expires at the end of December, with that chance to land the 6 foot 3 menace for nothing said to be an appealing one for the Old Firm side and manager Michael Beale.

The 36-cap maestro only joined his current club earlier this year, having previously spent the past few years with Minnesota United.

Bargain

That potential swoop could well represent a real bargain as far as the Glasgow side are concerned, with Gregus having showcased his quality as a real creative asset throughout his career to date, having notably registered six assists in 27 outings during the latest MLS season.

That form ensures that the towering playmaker ranks in the top 4% among those in his position for assists made, as per FBref, having also previously laid on 21 goal contributions in 74 games for Minnesota.

The one-time Bolton Wanderers loanee also boasts notable experience in Europe having previously impressed during a stint at Danish side FC Copenhagen – in which he scored seven goals and laid on seven assists in 107 games – after winning the league and cup double during the 2016/17 campaign.

A forward-thinking and attack-minded gem – who also ranks in the top 18% for progressive passes – Gregus has also illustrated his talent on the international stage over the years, notably proving the difference-maker in a win over Scotland back in November 2020.

That clash saw the Nitra-born ace net a deflected, long-range strike to clinch a 1-0 Nations League victory for Slovakia, although it was his overall performance against Steve Clarke’s men that particularly caught the eye, as he laid on three key passes from his 71 touches, while also enjoying a 90% pass accuracy rate.

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That standout display also saw the former Jabonlec ace showcase his defensive prowess as he also won four of his six ground duels after operating in a wide berth, having unsurprisingly recorded a solid 7.5 match rating, as per Sofascore.

While not potentially the glamourous addition that Gers supporters may be hoping for to help kick start their season, it may well be something of a no-brainer for Wilson to snap up the player on a free, with it simply hard to ignore such a bargain deal.