In Focus: Offloading Waghorn is the right thing to do at Rangers

As reported in an exclusive by The Scottish Sun, Rangers striker Martyn Waghorn is a target for League One outfit Scunthorpe United this summer.

What’s the story?

Despite being the club’s top scorer this term, Martyn Waghorn isn’t exactly the most popular of players with supporters right now after a series of poor performances for the Light Blues, especially in the recent big matches against Celtic.

They might well the news from The Scottish Sun then, who say that Scunthorpe boss Graham Alexander is keen on signing the 27 year old this summer.

Having just missed out on promotion in the League One play-offs, the paper say Alexander is hoping Waghorn can lead a promotion push next season and was in Glasgow on Wednesday night to scout the striker during the Light Blues’ clash with Aberdeen.

Should they sell?

According to Transfermarkt, Waghorn’s current value sits at £638,000, not an unsubstantial amount for a Rangers that is looking to rebuild significantly over the next few months. Pedro Caixinha needs all the resources he can get and given Waghorn’s ability to be the consistent attacker they need to close the gap on Celtic, selling him would make sense as long as their asking price is met.

The striker has just over 12 months left on his current contract and actually rejected a new contract last year, meaning that his time is likely limited at Ibrox regardless. Maximising value in this situation is the right thing to do and Caixinha should look to bring in more quality in the final third.