It’s transfer deadline day, one of the most exciting days in a football fans calendar. Will Rangers do any business though? The rumours of a loan move for Harry Souttar have been lingering for over a week. Is that one a possibility?
Does that depend on Ben Davies leaving? Apparently Stoke City have an interest in the Englishmen who doesn’t seem too keen to leave.
Michael Beale also claimed the only player the club didn’t replace was Ryan Kent. He hinted in a interview that the club were looking at bringing in that type of player. The famous WhatsApp rumour mill has been spinning again. This time the claim in that Million Manhoef could be signing from Vitesse.
He’s a 21-year-old, left footed right winger, with Matondo having a resurgence on the left, it’s a signing that could make sense. Though, it is only a WhatsApp rumour, for now.
Are you happy with the summer window so far? Do you think any business is necessary? Let’s have a look at the two positions most likely to be strengthened.
Heart & Hand via their daily update on Tuesday suggested there was interest from Stoke in Davies. However, despite Rangers being willing to part ways it seems like the former Liverpool defender wants to stay and fight for his place.
Apart from being on the bench on Wednesday he’s barely been involved at all. Harry Souttar is a clear upgrade, despite not being left sided. Myself, along with many other fans, would love to see Rangers get money for Davies and bring in Souttar. Especially if the latter was a loan to buy option.
Will it happen though? Davies might need a push out the door to make this one a reality. Time will tell throughout the day. I’d love to get Souttar in but if it really is dependant on Davies leaving, it seems unlikely at the moment.
The ‘Ryan Kent Type’
The only sniff we’ve had of a winger coming in since Luis Palma was this one from African Insider;
They claim that Moussa Djenepo rejected the chance to sign for Rangers. He’s an interesting player, direct with plenty of pace. Considering the backlash from fans over the new forwards scoring records though, I’m not sure they’d enjoy his numbers.
This one seemed a bit unrealistic due to how much Southampton paid and the money they could probably get back for him. He’s a 25-year-old Malian international with EPL and European experience who cost around £14m in 2019. Would doubt Rangers were ever in this race.
Million Manhoef – Yup, the rumour mill has been so dry we’re going off of a WhatsApp rumour.. Only because the manager said the club were in for a Ryan Kent replacement.
This one could make real sense, he’s 21-years-old and a left footed right winger. Bringing him in would leave Matondo on the left and give us genuine wide threats.
The youngster was a regular for Vitesse last season, scoring 9 and getting 5 assists in 33 Eredivisie appearances (27 Starts). He also created 10 big chances and average 1.2 key passes per game.
He’s quick, very confident with the ball at his feet and will provide width. He’s always looking to get in behind the defensive line which has been missing from Rangers right side this season.
He carries the ball well and is very positive in possession. From the footage I’ve seen, he looks an interesting prospect. Again though, this one is just a WhatsApp rumour at this point.
Do you think Rangers will bring in a winger? If the rumoured interest in Scott Wright is still true and he goes then I think the club could definitely make a late move.
Apart from that? I’m unsure any business is done in the wide areas.
I hope this isn’t like deadline day last season. All that anticipation because we had money to spend only to be disappointed.
Michael Beale said he had a healthy budget and the sale of Glen Kamara leaves Rangers close to breaking even. Is there money to spend? Does it depend on the likes of Davies leaving today?
I’m hoping for an exciting deadline day but feel a sense of dread around it all. How are you feeling today? Will you be pessimistic for the season if no one is added today? Do you believe the current group is good enough to get the title back and go on a European run?
ICYMI you can read our breakdown of what went wrong vs PSV here.