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Signing Andy King is a risk that simply isn’t worth taking for Rangers

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Signing Andy King is a risk that simply isn’t worth taking for Rangers

The midfielder joined Derby on loan back in January but managed just four matches before picking up a season-ending injury.

Rangers are poised to bolster their squad with the signing of Leicester City midfielder Andy King on a season-long loan, according to BBC Sport. 

The 30-year-old has fallen way down the pecking order at the King Power Stadium having proved something of a stalwart for the Foxes.

Rangers boss Steven Gerrard is clearly keen to add to his squad prior to the window closing at the end of the month and has called in a favour from his ex-Liverpool manager Steven Gerrard.

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King has scored 62 goals in 379 games for the East Midlands-based side. He helped Leicester to promotion from League One and the Championship; before winning the Premier League title with the club.


There is one factor that should make Gerrard very dubious over signing King for Rangers, however.

Last season whilst playing for Derby against Nottingham Forest, he suffered an ankle injury that would end his campaign. Add that to the fact that he has broken down in the past with hamstring concerns, it makes the deal somewhat risky.

King can clearly play. You don’t play nearly 400 games in England if you can’t, but right now he is perhaps too much of a risk for Rangers.

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Frank Lampard was a big admirer of King. Upon signing for Derby last season, the then Rams boss told the Leicester Mercury: “He’s a good footballer, with good energy, good experience. He’s been fundamental to them and I know he’s a good lad.”

Rangers have started the season in strong fashion and the form of Ryan Jack, Steven Davis and Joe Aribo suggest that Gerrard has enough already in midfield.

King, on £40,000-a-week at Leicester (Spotrac), is a risk that Gerrard quite simply doesn’t need to take.

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