Rangers should target Arsenal man Eddie Nketiah
Rangers look set to try and push the boat out this summer, with a report last week claiming that they are eyeing bringing a £15 million-rated striker who was playing in the Premier League this past season to Ibrox.
According to the Daily Mail, the Gers want Oli McBurnie. It was noted that Sheffield United will be prepared to sell for the eight-figure fee following their relegation.
As noted by the Mail, McBurnie is a Rangers fan. And he was superb for much of the Blades’ first year in the top flight.
However, he endured a much tougher second year. So such a move would arguably be a sizeable gamble from Steven Gerrard’s men.
With that in mind, perhaps Rangers should be alerted by another report from last week concerning another striker available for that sort of figure.
The Daily Mirror reported that Arsenal want at least £15 million for Eddie Nketiah amid interest from Watford.
Admittedly, that is a hefty fee for a player who is out of contract next summer. Some Watford fans suggested that they would rather pay less.
But if that is the ball park the Gunners are working in, Rangers should seriously consider making a move.
Nketiah could prove a bargain at £15m – and Rangers should act
Nketiah has not had the easiest time trying to force his way into Mikel Arteta’s plans at the Emirates.
But he did score a couple of important goals for Arsenal this past season. And he previously looked to be incredibly exciting while on loan at Leeds.
It would be a huge outlay for Rangers. But if they are potentially prepared to pay £15 million for McBurnie, surely they have to consider Nketiah.
He is the kind of striker who naturally tends to find himself in the perfect positions at the right time to get on the end of chances.
Perhaps, he could be more ruthless at times. But at Rangers, he can expect a lot more opportunities.
And he is still a young player perfecting his game. So there is every chance that he would prove a bargain if he is indeed available for £15 million.
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