With the signing of striker/forward Kemar Roofe, Steven Gerrard not only made an addition to help with the goals up front, but the Walsall-born attacker is also well-known for being strong on the right wing, where Rangers have effectively no decent options at all.
However, with the bid to secure Bologna’s Andrea Skov Olson for around £5M making news recently, it’s becoming clear Gerrard sees a second quality addition out on the right as being essential and indeed we’d have to agree.
Right now, aside Roofe and his utility and flexibility, Rangers don’t have anyone for the right berth, and while the bid for Olsen is ambitious, it’s evident Rangers don’t want any more Liverpool or Championship loan rubbish.
The policy has changed – Rangers just don’t seem to do loans now, given the failure of the majority of them, and instead the club is moving for quality additions, proven additions, and Skov Olsen certainly is that.
With a market value of upwards of £6M, the lad won’t come cheap, but a player of this ability doesn’t grow on trees, and such a signing would be clearly first choice on the right.
Quite simply, Rangers are building. There is momentum, real momentum, and the only way to have a top quality squad is by signing your Olsens, your Zungus – even if you’ve got good players already, you can’t have too many, because the league is a marathon not a sprint and it’s clear Rangers’ squad last season didn’t have enough for the business end of the campaign.
It’s looking more now like it does.
And signing quality like Zungu and Olsen, if they happen, only makes that squad quality even better.