Rangers have been linked with MK Dons left-back Matthew Sorinola recently and he could prove to be the next Borna Barisic in Steven Gerrard’s side should he arrive at Ibrox this summer.
According to TEAMtalk, Rangers – along with their Old Firm rivals, Leeds United, Bournemouth, Chelsea and Norwich City – have been linked with the 20-year-old, who is set to become a free agent this summer having rejected a contract offer from Russell Martin’s side.
The youngster has been a regular at Stadium MK this season, making 34 appearances in which he has contributed one goal and four assists, which has helped him to a solid 6.51 average rating from WhoScored.
The MK Dons academy graduate has made 46 senior appearances in his career and has predominantly featured as a left wing-back in a five-at-the-back system, which suggests that he can be a real threat going forwards.
However, he has also played as a left-back on a number of occasions, so with enough guidance and training, he could easily adapt to become an attacking left-back in Gerrard’s four-at-the-back system at Rangers.
His attacking prowess, which has seen him average 0.7 shots and 0.8 key passes per game in League One this season, suggests that he could be an excellent long-term heir for the similarly attack-minded Barisic at Ibrox.
The Croatia international has contributed seven goals and a remarkable 32 assists in just 112 appearances for Gerrard’s side and has become renowned for his crossing ability.
Considering that WhoScored describe Sorinola’s strengths as key passes and dribbling, he could definitely be a huge threat down the left-hand side for Rangers in the future in a similar vein to Barisic.
The youngster, who MK Dons manager Martin described as “excellent” back in 2019, is now available on a free transfer, so Rangers sporting director Ross Wilson should work quickly to try and bring him to Ibrox this summer, as it could prove to be a superb signing from both a footballing and financial perspective.