In Focus: Rangers midfield is looking strong enough without much more investment

As reported by Australian outlet The Canberra Times, Rangers are monitoring Sydney FC midfielder Brandon O’Neill ahead of a potential switch to the Scottish Premiership next season.

What’s the story?

The Light Blues have shown a willingness to do plenty of business in the transfer market recently and this summer is likely to be just as busy with a few of their current first team stars only at the club on loan deals.

One player they could sign is Sydney FC star Brandon O’Neill.

That’s according to The Canberra Times, who say that the Gers are interested in signing the Austrailian youth international after establishing himself as a first-team regular in the A-League.

Reportedly able to move to Ibrox without a work permit due to holding an Irish passport, is he a player that can enhance the Rangers first team?

Do Rangers need him?

Rated at £315,000 by Transfermarkt, he is well within the Light Blues’ budget, but with their midfield in exceptional form right now, there seems little need to bring in more first team talent right now, with other areas needing more work.

The Gers have Ryan Jack and Ross McCrorie on hand to provide a defensive midfield job and the likes of Greg Docherty to create chances in the final third from the middle of the park.

With Graham Dorrans set to return from injury and other established midfielders on hand to provide back-up, even if they can’t sign Sean Goss permanently, there’s no need to be spending money in that area.

Improving their defence will be a priority in the summer with Bruno Alves failing to impress and a lack of cover available at centre-back and right-back. That’s where their resources should be diverted.