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Rangers exploring swoop to sign new free agent

An update has emerged on Glasgow Rangers and their attempts to bolster their squad in the summer transfer window…

What’s the talk?

According to journalist Alan Nixon, via his Patreon, the Light Blues are exploring a potential swoop for the England international.

The report claims that the allure of Champions League football could mean that the club have a real shot of getting a deal over the line in the coming days.

It was stated that Chelsea may look to pay off the rest of his contract in order to allow him to find a new team on a free transfer, which has since proven to be true as has left the Blues by mutual consent on Monday afternoon.

Imagine him & Antonio Colak

Firstly, this may not be an Aaron Ramsey 2.0 where he rarely features after joining. He has only missed 11 matches in all competitions due to injury since the start of the 2020/21 campaign, which suggests that his fitness and durability should not be a cause for concern.

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Whereas, Ramsey had missed 26 games in the 18 months prior to arriving in Glasgow and then suffered with injuries during his time in Scotland.

The ex-Chelsea midfielder, who Gregg Evans claimed has “magic” in his feet, could come in and make an instant impact by linking up with the red-hot Antonio Colak at Ibrox.

Newcastle legend Alan Shearer heaped praise on the attacking midfielder during the 2021/22 campaign, saying“Ross seems to have found a system that suits him and a manager who wants to play him. This is exactly what he needs.

“He now needs to find the consistency that has been lacking in his game because this is a crucial stage of his career. Ross has been spoken about in glowing terms since he was very young but he is 27 now and needs to deliver on that potential.

“At his best he is a match-winner and Villa is a great platform for him.”

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Gio van Bronckhorst coaching on the touchline for Rangers

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Former Chelsea boss Frank Lampard previously hailed his attitude as “first class” and said that he can play a “complete” role, with these comments highlighting how highly he is rated in England.

The former England international, who has racked up 53 goals and 44 assists throughout his club career, created 2.39 chances per 90 minutes for Villa in the Premier League in 2020/21. He then managed 4.5 per 90 in 2021/22 for Chelsea in 180 minutes of action in the top flight.

Ryan Kent is the only player (3.0) with more than 2.4 key passes per game in the Premiership and Barkley could come in as another player capable of regularly creating openings in the final third.

Colak could benefit from this as the starting number nine as he is the player who could be on the end of the chances that the Englishman provides.

The 28-year-old has scored an eye-catching seven goals in nine outings for Rangers to date, missing just one ‘big chance’ in the Premiership, and this suggests that he has the quality to thrive off quality service into the box.

Now, imagine Barkley threading through balls and whipping crosses in for the Croatian forward to punish teams this season. It’s should be a sumptuous thought for everyone at Rangers.