According to The Athletic, one club are set to make a decision on an attacking target for Ross Wilson and Giovanni van Bronckhorst.
That team are Aston Villa with the report stating they are yet to decide whether or not he will go out on loan for the 2022/23 campaign and are now due to make a final call on his immediate future.
It has been reported this summer that Rangers are one of a number of teams interested in landing the England youth international if he becomes available.
If Villa opt to loan the talented youngster out then he could be Rangers’ new Alfredo Morelos at Ibrox as he has the potential to be a lethal goalscorer for the club.
The Colombia international has proven himself to be the go-to man for goals over the course of a number of years in Glasgow.
In 224 games for the Gers to date, the goal-scoring predator has plundered a whopping 113 strikes and set up 51 for the Scottish giants. This shows that he is a clinical forward and a player van Bronckhorst can rely upon to produce at the top end of the pitch.
However, he only has one year left on his contract at Ibrox and it may be time to look for potential alternatives to him, which is where Archer could come in.
The 20-year-old could join on loan and either replace Morelos if he were to depart this summer or compete with him this season with a view to returning for a second spell in 2023.
Athletic journalist Dan Bardell recently claimed that he was “born to score goals“, like the current Gers attacker, and his record in 2021/22 backs that up.
He scored ten times and provided two assists in nine outings for Villa in all competitions, although none of his goal contributions came in the Premier League. The gem then netted seven goals and set up one in 18 starts on loan at Preston North End in the English Championship.
These statistics suggest that he has the quality to replicate Morelos’ goalscoring consistency at Rangers, whilst he also has plenty of time to improve and develop at the age of 20. This means that he can grow as he gains more experience and become a reliable number nine for the Light Blues in 2022/23.
Hopefully, Villa will allow him to leave on loan as Steven Gerrard will do his old team a favour by sending the talented striker to Glasgow.