Rangers boss Steven Gerrard is keen to add Northern Ireland striker Josh Magennis to his squad ahead of the new season, according to the Belfast Telegraph.
The 28-year-old is currently plying his trade at crisis-club Bolton Wanderers, with his future up in the air.
Magennis scored six goals for the Trotters last season but has just a year remaining on his deal at the University of Bolton Stadium.
Bolton’s situation could dictate the ease at which Rangers could land Magennis. As they are in administration he is likely to be sold, whilst a best case scenario for Gerrard could see him move on a free transfer.
Magennis has experience of playing in Scotland. Previous spells with Aberdeen and Kilmarnock reaped 28 goals and 21 assists from 190 appearances.
The powerful hitman netted Northern Ireland’s winner against Estonia at the weekend. It was his fifth goal for the Green and White Army and handed Michael O’Neill’s men a massive win.
It is a reasonable suggestion that Gerrard could perhaps do with some muscle in his attack.
Rangers have Jermaine Defoe and Alfredo Morelos at present but both are very similar in stature and style.
Magennis is a workhorse up front and holds the ball up superbly well.
Six goals in a struggling Bolton team isn’t bad either. Despite a season spent battling off the field issues, Magennis did some damage at Championship level and could be a hit for Rangers.
If Gerrard can get the 28-year-old on a free transfer it would be a decent bit of business. He is unlikely to play ahead of Defoe or Morelos, but he’d be a great option from the bench should the Gers require a different option in attack.