Fabrizio Romano shares latest update on Rangers pursuit of Morgan Whittaker
Glasgow Rangers are hoping to bring Morgan Whittaker to Ibrox in the January transfer window.
Light Blues boss Michael Beale has identified the 22-year-old as a solid addition to the Ibrox ranks.
However, Swansea aren’t making it easy for Rangers in negotiations.
On Wednesday, Russell Martin confirmed that his club turned down a Gers bid for Whittaker last week.
Now, Fabrizio Romano has provided an update on the Rangers pursuit of the forward.
Sadly for Ibrox fans, their club has just seen another offer turned down by the EFL side, said the transfer insider.
Romano said Rangers bid around £1.5million for Whittaker but, “as of now”, Swansea aren’t accepting the Ibrox proposal.
It remains to be seen whether Rangers will up their bid a bit more of call it off and look elsewhere.
The Gers have been struggling on the right side of attack for a while now.
Plenty of players have been tried there, but so far, nobody has made the position their own.
‘Already a top player’
Whittaker is a good shout for Rangers on the right-hand side.
He’s a productive player with a solid goal contribution tally.
In addition, he’s got plenty of years ahead of him and has been improving steadily.
Whittaker earned big praise from Derby academy coach Justin Walker, as transcribed by the Daily Record.
“I worked with him more regularly last season and I can already see how much he’s improved and that won’t stop,” he said.
“He is already a top player and it’s no wonder that he has been included in the first team set up and that’s only going to continue.
“He is a testament to what this academy is all about and a great model to all our other players.
“Having the ability is one thing, but it is really his attitude that’s going to take him to the top.”
Hopefully Rangers and Swansea will find a solution, but for the time being, this deal is proving difficult for the Gers.