The Scottish Sun have claimed that Rangers are rivalling West Ham United and Brighton & Hove Albion ahead of a summer move for West Bromwich Albion talent Rayhaan Tulloch.
Tulloch, 19, is out of contract at the end of June and although West Brom are looking to keep the teenage attacker at the Hawthorns – it looks more and more likely that the England Under-18 international will depart.
Rangers are interested in signing Tulloch and given they are a non-English club, Steven Gerrard’s side will not have to pay a huge compensation fee. English clubs, like West Ham and Brighton, would have to agree a compensation fee with West Brom.
Tulloch, naturally a striker but can play out wide or as a second striker, has managed five senior appearances for West Brom – three of which have come under Slaven Bilic this season. He has netted nine goals in 14 Premier League 2 games.
TBR’s view – Could Tulloch be a Rangers bargain?
The chance to join Rangers and learn from veteran striker Jermaine Defoe is an opportunity that Tulloch simply has to take in the next few months. Indeed, at Ibrox, he also has a decent chance of first-team game time.
West Ham have plenty of attacking options and are not renowned for faith in youth, while Brighton are in a similar boat. But at Rangers, Tulloch would have plenty of opportunities to show why he deserves to play in the senior side.
Not only that, but Tulloch can learn from one of the best English goalscorers of all time in Defoe and work under Gerrard. It is a no-brainer for the young West Brom star.