In Focus: Waghorn has it good at Rangers, why move?

As reported by The Daily Mail, Rangers striker Martyn Waghorn is being chased by four clubs in England, all looking to bring the striker back down south this summer.

What’s the story?

Waghorn has scored his fair share of goals at Rangers over the last two seasons and that’s probably why he’s attracted the attention of managers in England.

The Mail reckon the four clubs in for him are Leeds United, Huddersfield, Sunderland and Nottingham Forest.

Perhaps raising the most eyebrows is Forest, who are of course managed by ex-Rangers boss Mark Warburton.

With the striker about to enter the final year of his contract, it’s a crucial summer in deciding whether he has a future at Ibrox or not.

Sometimes not the most popular player in the team with supporters, would his move be the correct decision for all parties?

Underrated?

Waghorn sometimes get stick for what is perceived to be less than committed performances but you can’t argue with his goal record over the last two seasons. He’s scored an impressive 43 goals in 67 matches, firepower that any club should be hesitant to lose.

This season too he’s getting the job done with 15 goals in all competitions for the Gers. That means he’s their top scorer by a distance of 6 goals, with Kenny Miller closest behind him on 9 for the season.

Getting rid of that kind of contribution is risky indeed. Goalscorers like Waghorn are hard to come by, especially if you’re working on a strict budget. For our money, Pedro Caixinha should be making the striker a key part of his plans next season.

As for the player himself, after years struggling to score the goals expected of him in the Championship, he has it good right now at Rangers and is clearly enjoying his football. He should stick around in the efforts to win major honours for the club once again.

 


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