An update has emerged regarding Rangers’ interest in Millwall midfielder Jed Wallace.
According to Football League World, the Gers are one of the clubs looking into the possibility of signing the 27-year-old in 2022.
The report claims that Celtic, Newcastle, West Brom and West Ham are also interested in landing the Championship attacker. His deal at The Den runs out next summer and that allows the Scottish duo to contact him in January over a pre-contract agreement, signing him for nothing at the end of the 2021/22 season.
Rangers boss Steven Gerrard must ensure that he can get a deal over the line for Wallace in the January window. Along with Celtic, the Gers have a key advantage over the English clubs in that they can negotiate with him in the winter as they are outside of England and Wales, whilst the likes of West Brom and West Ham would need to wait until he is officially a free agent before making their move.
He needs to make sure that he uses this boost to snap Wallace up from Millwall, although Celtic would still be able to provide competition for his services. The midfielder could be a terrific addition to Rangers’ squad and it would make financial sense as they would not need to pay a penny in transfer fees.
Millwall manager Gary Rowett once hailed the 27-year-old as ‘instrumental’ for the London club in the English Championship with his excellent performances. He said: “It seems Jed Wallace is instrumental in everything we achieve at the moment. His recent stats are unbelievable.
“But he would be the first to admit that 10 other players are providing the structure from which he can score and assist.”
This highlights how crucial Wallace has been to the Lions in recent years, which is backed up by his statistics. The former Portsmouth man has three goals in five Championship games this term, averaging an excellent WhoScored rating of 7.15.
Between the 2019/20 and 2020/21 campaigns, Wallace scored 21 goals and set up another 18 for Millwall from midfield, averaging WhoScored ratings of 7.27 and 6.97 respectively. This shows that he has been able to score and set up goals on a consistent basis whilst also performing to a good standard almost every week, which suggests that he could come to Rangers and be a valuable asset at Ibrox.
That he has been able to flourish in the English Championship suggests that he could have the quality to thrive in the Scottish top flight, as the likes of Connor Goldson, Ryan Kent and James Tavernier have all made themselves regulars at Ibrox after playing in the second tier of English football.
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