Kevin Phillips has offered his thoughts on the prospect of Rangers signing Jed Wallace on a free transfer.
The former Premier League striker has said that the Millwall winger would shine if he signed for the Scottish champions next summer.
Rangers are among a number of clubs reportedly looking at the midfielder as a potential free agent signing at the end of the campaign, with his deal at The Den set to expire, and Phillips believes it would be a ‘no-brainer’ for the Light Blues.
He told Football Insider: “Wallace has been a top player for Millwall over the past few years. He has proved to be a good signing for them.
“I think he would shine if he went up there. He has all of the attributes to move up to Scotland, settle in quickly and do really well.
“We know he possesses a lot of quality so if he goes up to Rangers, which I can see happening, Steven Gerrard will be getting a player who can slot into that squad quickly.
“On a free it really would be a no-brainer.”
Rangers chief Ross Wilson could pull off a masterstroke by landing Wallace on a free transfer next summer. He could be getting a top-quality player for Steven Gerrard without paying a penny in transfer fees, which could be a terrific move both in terms of the on-pitch impact as well as the financial side of it.
Wallace has been a sublime player for Millwall in the Championship in recent seasons and is showing that he has the quality to thrive in the second tier of English football. Since the start of the 2019/20 campaign, he has scored 24 goals and provided 21 assists in the division, proving that he can score and assist goals on a regular basis from out wide.
Millwall manager Gary Rowett once lauded the 27-year-old as an integral part of his side, saying: “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.”
He has averaged a WhoScored rating of 7.31 in the Championship this season, with three goals and three assists in eight appearances to date. Meanwhile, Kemar Roofe (two) is the only Rangers player with more than one league goal and James Tavernier (three) is the only Gers man with more than one assist.
This suggests that Rangers could improve their squad by bringing in Wallace on a free transfer, if he is able to adapt to Scottish football, as he has the quality to score and assist goals regularly. Therefore, Wilson could strike gold by signing him for nothing, adding a brilliant attacking gem to Gerrard’s side without paying a penny in transfer fees.