Rangers missed out on the signing of Burnley forward Matej Vydra during the January transfer window. The Glasgow Evening Times reported that the 27-year-old was all set for a switch to Ibrox.
The move collapsed at the eleventh hour, largely down to the fact that Burnley weren’t able to add a replacement for the Czech Republic international.
Just a matter of weeks since the deal fell through, Vydra is already busy showing Steven Gerrard exactly what he is missing out on.
The proven Championship performer scored the winner for the Clarets on Saturday having been given a rare outing by boss Sean Dyche.
Vydra was introduced as a substitute following an injury suffered by Chris Wood after just 22 minutes.
Although he repaid the faith shown in him by the boss, his future at Turf Moor still seems unclear.
It seems likely that Burnley will still be a Premier League club next season and Vydra could be even further down the pecking order if Dyche bolsters his squad.
Rangers have already missed out on Vydra once and they should definitely return to sign him ahead of the 2020/21 campaign.
The Gers are 10 points behind Celtic in the race for the title and it seems unlikely that Gerrard will end the long wait for a long title this season.
Attention will soon turn towards the summer and Gerrard might already have some targets in mind.
Vydra, with his sound goalscoring record and Championship expertise, should be right at the top of his list of targets.
He is paid £35,000-a-week at Turf Moor but the chance to play European football at Rangers could make it an attractive proposition.
Vydra has already shown the sort of lethal instinct that Rangers could have added to their ranks and they should definitely return for the versatile forward in the summer.