An update has emerged on Glasgow Rangers and who they would like to bring to Ibrox during the January transfer window…
Journalist Pete O’Rourke has revealed that Sunderland centre-forward Ross Stewart, who has been valued at £10m, is a player the club want to strike a deal for heading into 2023 as Michael Beale looks to bolster his squad.
The reporter told GIVEMESPORT: “I think Ross Stewart will definitely be somebody who figures highly on their wanted list.
“He is somebody who could come in there and do a job for Rangers. They’ll be looking at his contract situation at Sunderland, with the player entering the last six months of his deal. It’s definitely one that Rangers would like to pursue.”
This comes shortly after fellow journalist Dean Jones told GIVEMESPORT: “They do like him and that’s particularly in line with the fact that so far, he hasn’t signed a new contract at Sunderland. So, they’re keeping an eye on the situation.”
Beale could land an upgrade on current Rangers forward Alfredo Morelos by sealing a deal to sign Stewart from the English Championship side in January.
The Colombia international has struggled in the Premiership this season, scoring four goals and providing one assist in 15 appearances, and the upcoming window is the perfect opportunity to bring in a better option in the final third to compete with Antonio Colak.
Stewart could be the upgrade they are looking for as he has been on fire for Sunderland in 2022/23. The Scotland international has plundered seven goals and three assists in nine Championship outings for the Black Cats – averaging a Sofascore rating of 7.60 – after managing 26 goals in 49 League One matches last term.
His current teammate Alex Pritchard, last season, heaped praise on the attacker’s attributes at the top end of the pitch, saying:
“[Stewart] is unbelievable. The size of him, on the ball, he can run, he can hold the ball up, he’s good with his feet. He’s got everything. He’s great in the air. Holds the ball up and he gets in behind and you see in the semi-finals – the goal he got in behind and he’s so quick. And he’s been a revelation this year for us.”
These comments suggest that Stewart is the complete package and would be able to lead the line for the Gers as the sole number nine, whilst his goal record indicates that he has the potential to be prolific in front of goal.
Therefore, he would be an upgrade on Morelos, who has averaged a Sofascore rating of 6.79 in the Premiership this season, if he can translate his form over to Scotland as he has shown that he can offer more in terms of both goals and assists.