Rangers transfer news: Romano shares Whittaker update amid Ibrox links
Glasgow Rangers are trying to bring Morgan Whittaker to Ibrox this month.
Light Blues boss Michael Beale has identified the 22-year-old as a player he would like to bring to Ibrox in this window.
On Tuesday afternoon, the Rangers boss confirmed that the Ibrox club is indeed eyeing Whittaker.
However, Beale couldn’t provide an update regarding any breakthroughs in discussions.
“Whittaker is a player we know and like but there’s no update on that,” Wales Online quoted the Rangers boss as saying.
However, Fabrizio Romano claimed a little earlier in the day that the Gers are on the right track.
Indeed, the transfer insider said he has been told that Whittaker wants to leave Swansea and join Rangers.
Here is what Romano wrote on Twitter:
Whittaker enjoyed a superb first half on the season on loan at Plymouth.
The winger registered nine goals and seven assists from 31 Argyle appearances.
Whittaker, who has another two years left on his Swansea contract, moved from Derby in 2021.
He also had a loan spell at Lincoln City last season.
Whittaker’s efforts at Plymouth led to Swansea recalling him for the second half of the season.
However, it looks as though Rangers could soon be getting their hands on the talented attacker.
‘He is already a top player’
The Gers have been struggling on the right side of attack for a while now.
Plenty of players have been tried there, but so far, nobody has made the position their own.
Whittaker looks like a good shout for Rangers. He’s a productive player with a solid goal contribution tally.
In addition, he’s got plenty of years ahead of him and has been improving steadily.
Whittaker earned big praise from Derby academy coach Justin Walker, as transcribed by the Daily Record today.
“I worked with him more regularly last season and I can already see how much he’s improved and that won’t stop,” he said.
“He is already a top player and it’s no wonder that he has been included in the first team set up and that’s only going to continue.
“He is a testament to what this academy is all about and a great model to all our other players.
“Having the ability is one thing, but it is really his attitude that’s going to take him to the top.”