Rangers lie in wait as Solanke loan depends on Origi’s future

Rangers remain in the hunt for Liverpool forward Dominic Solanke but will have to hope that Divock Origi does not seal an exit from Anfield, according to The Daily Express.

What’s the word?

Linked with Rangers throughout the summer, Dominic Solanke’s future is still in limbo heading into the final few days of the European transfer window and he could still move north of the border from Liverpool this week.

Steven Gerrard is eyeing further additions to his squad before Friday’s deadline and Solanke is a potential option to bolster his attack, although The Daily Express states any move depends on Divock Origi’s future at Anfield.

According to The Liverpool Echothe Reds are still hopeful of offloading the Belgium international amidst reported interest from Turkish giants Besiktas but are only prepared to sanction a departure if they receive a suitable offer.

If Jurgen Klopp’s side do not receive such an offer for Origi, then the outcast will be handed a chance to prove himself in the squad until the January transfer window – which would then open the door for Solanke to move to Rangers.

Is he needed?

Earlier this summer, a deal bringing Dominic Solanke to Rangers on loan would have been an excellent option for Steven Gerrard’s side but the circumstances have significantly changed in the months that followed.

Rangers now have Alfredo Morelos, Kyle Lafferty and Roma loanee Umar Sadiq as options to lead the line, with Morelos starting the season in solid form and Lafferty hitting the ground running on his return to the club after scoring a brace in a 3-3 draw with Motherwell.

That gives Gerrard three capable options to select at Ibrox this season and it is therefore not clear how many opportunities Solanke would earn with the Scottish giants, with Rangers no longer in need of his services.