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Josh Magennis would be a step in the wrong direction for Rangers

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Josh Magennis would be a step in the wrong direction for Rangers

Josh Magennis only scored three league goals for Bolton last season.

Rangers are reportedly considering a move for Bolton Wanderers striker Josh Magennis. According to The Belfast Telegraph, Rangers have opened talks with Magennis’ representatives over a move to Glasgow this summer.

Magennis is currently at Bolton after joining from Charlton Athletic last summer. But with one year remaining on his two-year deal, he could be available on the cheap.

 

Rangers could look to bring in one more striker after Greg Stewart agreed to join. Alfredo Morelos, Jermain Defoe and Kyle Lafferty are all on Rangers’ books but the latter could leave.

With Lafferty potentially on his way out, Rangers could be looking at his international team-mate Magennis. The Northern Ireland striker scored his country’s winner against Estonia last week.

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But this would be a backward step for Steven Gerrard’s high-aiming Rangers side. Magennis is not the striker to take Rangers to the next level.

The 28-year-old has a mediocre goalscoring record. Last term, he netted just three times in 42 Championship games. He has never been prolific and he is not what Rangers need.

Rangers have a few promising young strikers coming through, including Ryan Hardie and Zak Rudden. Instead of spending money on Magennis, one of those could provide adequate back-up to Morelos and Defoe.

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