Tuesday, 13 February 2018

Why Rangers must try to clinch £500,000 midfielder this summer



Yes, we admit it. We are guilty of prattling on about Sean Goss a lot, but following yet another stellar display from the on-loan QPR man, we feel compelled to reiterate how much we want the powers that be at Ibrox to persuade Les Ferdinand at Loftus Road to change his mind.

Not only did Goss technically manage two assists (his rasping 25 yarder crashed off the bar for Alfredo Morelos’ technically outstanding finish on top of the cross for Cummings) but as mentioned he was exceptionally close to another utterly sizzling goal.

From his immense work deep in the park sweeping up in front of defence and affording cover to the fullbacks whenever they both attacked (when John and Tav rampaged forward Goss covered both by reverting alongside Bates and Martin to produce a three-man defence), to his support in attack assisting and pulling off excellent shots, and his evident string-pulling in the engine room, Goss is getting better with every match and while he has a long way to go before being anything like as good as Barry Ferguson, he is on the right path to becoming that kind of player.

Transfermarkt.com claims Goss to be worth around half a million pounds at current levels. If that is accurate, and we are discussing a player who cannot get a look in for Ian Holloway’s men, then we wonder why the London side are so keen to hold onto him. But Ferdinand has made comparisons with Michael Carrick and says they see big potential in Goss:

“We have high hopes for Sean and his potential. This [loan deal] is just part of educating young players."

The problem we have with this is at 22 the lad should be playing regularly – the Championship in England is a good but not stunning level, and if QPR really rated him, he would be in the match day squad. It is not like QPR are top of the league – they languish in the relegation spots, and if they are not selecting him at present, will they ever?

But he has rarely been used in their first team, last playing in April – at what point does a player leave ‘potential’ and become ‘unfancied’?

If we take the example of Tottenham’s Harry Winks – two years ago, aged 20, then-manager Mark Warburton was heavily in for the-then youth player from White Hart Lane, but could not pull the loan deal off.

Two years on Winks is a regular for Spurs, giving some idea why they would not let him go, even on loan.

For Goss to be around the same age and barely managing bench appearances at his parent club does beg the question of just what esteem they hold him in – and how we feel Rangers’ good relationship with QPR (thanks for Hill too, guys) could see management persuading the English side to part company with the playmaker – for the right fee of course.

Goss is becoming the complete midfielder at Ibrox, something he would not be allowed to do at his parent club.

Maybe Rangers can make the complete signing as well.

11 comments:

  1. Gross has looked class since his arrival but once again IN you are in danger of lavishing praise on a player before they have really done anything of note. A couple of decent performances against teams at the bottom end of the table or from lower divisions is one thing - but can he dominate and influence a game against Aberdeen, Celtic etc and do so. on a regular basis. Let's just see what he turns in between now and the end of the season and take it from there. QPR may or may not sell but Ferdinand is in any case simply talking up the player and price for the benefit of any potential suitors - unlike the idiot Caixhina who consistently talked down the value of Rangers players before selling on the cheap!

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  2. First of all if I was QPR there's no way on earth I would let him go if he continues with the form he's shown in the last few games,
    If he does it really well against them.
    Slim Chance!.

    But they just lost an appeal for a FFP breach and will be paying anything from £40M to £58M in the shape of a fine.
    Mental!!!

    Hopefully that will go in our favour. A bid around the £1.2M mark come the summer might see him permanently strutting his stuff at Ibrox next season!?

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    1. Ahh but there’s the rub Robbie I wouldn’t even offer 1.2 million as they see the SPL below their Championship standards. Me I like the look of Goss and with more game time will push on even further yet..

      I have no reason to believe he can’t strut his stuff in a OF game or against the mutton molesters. We’ve not had a great desdball specialist since Der Hammer, he’s not got the same power but neither did Super Cooper or Walters..

      Things are defo on the up 👌

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    2. Bawbag.
      Sorry I never explained that very well,
      What I meant is that if he rips the manky mob a new hoop, we would have a Slim Chance of retaining him.

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    3. You reckon Robbie. I think his value would then be worth 1.2 million if he has pure stormer against that mob...

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  3. His was the pass that set Murphy on his way to the 6th goal...so technically 3 assists?

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  4. Club should sign him it's a no brainer the kid has something. And he would do a job for us.

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  5. I would like to see us get this lad signed before the end of the season along with Murphy and Cummings ...what a good start to next season After we win the Scottish Cup ! ...just need to unearth another young CH and a Goalie!!

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  6. We Need to Get Him On a Permanent Deal!
    Lad is Quality...
    How is he not getting a game at QPR?!

    Would say £1.5m bid wud be fair 👌

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  7. Very promising start from this lad and like Dexter, I'm really keen to see what he does between now and season end. So far though, a pleasure to watch and proof that the EFL Championship and League One are good places to shop.....Murphy could also prove this point and whilst I'd like to see him deliver consistently, he also brings a touch of class (and graft) to the team.

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  8. If he continues with the to drawer performances and against the better sides in our league I just don't see us retaining his services.
    Players of his quality move for good money down south (approx £5m). I just think this would be to much for us to pay for his services.
    If he can't continue his form then he wouldn't be worth that but we'd not be looking at buying.
    I'd be careful not to get too excited too fast. I think we did that with Hyndman

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