In Focus: Rangers better off cutting losses on Garner

As reported by The Daily Express, Rangers striker Joe Garner could be set for a switch to the English Championship this summer with Ipswich Town interested in his services.

What’s the story?

Garner hasn’t exactly had the most successful of season at Ibrox, scoring just 10 goals in 34 matches and generally failing to get the job done on the big occasion.

That hasn’t stopped interest from the English second-tier however and it could mean Rangers recoup at least some of the fee they originally paid for him.

The Express say that Ipswich Town are ready to offer as much as £500,000 for the former Preston North End man.

That’s significantly less than the £1.4m he joined the club for, say the paper, but is it money worth taking if it means that Pedro Caixinha can land some targets of his own?

Take the cash?

Garner arrived at Ibrox last summer with a reputation for scoring goals after netting 51 times in two seasons for Preston North End in League One. While his last season at Preston wasn’t as successful, scoring just six goals on their return to the Championship, many thought he would be able to rekindle his previous goalscoring form.

That hasn’t been the case and it was perhaps a misjudgement on Mark Warburton’s part that he would be able to make an impact in the Scottish Premiership, a league that is probably better than people give it credit for.

The reported £500,000 may allow Pedro Caixinha to bring in the likes of Louis Moult, who most certainly has got the job done in the Scottish top-flight over the past two seasons. If that’s the case then cutting their losses on Garner may make perfect sense.