Rangers looking at ‘Jermain Defoe successor’…

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ROME, ITALY - DECEMBER 12: Shon Weissman of Wolfsberger AC celebrates after scoring the team's second goal during the UEFA Europa League group J match between AS Roma and Wolfsberger AC at Stadio Olimpico on December 12, 2019 in Rome, Italy. (Photo by Paolo Bruno/Getty Images)

Rangers have been linked with joining the race for Israeli striker Shon Weissman, after Celtic reportedly had a bid for the 24-year old rejected by Austrian side Wolfsberger AC.

The £5M rated hitman, with a superb goal record of 43 in 61 in his native Israel as well as current location with the Austrian Bundesliga, is also an international for his country with 4 caps, even if he is yet to net.

The diminutive striker is a modest 5ft 8 in height, so hardly the target man type, but with Cedric Itten out injured now, joining Jermain Defoe on the sidelines, despite hopes both will be available again for Dundee United in two weeks, Rangers may well be looking at adding another body up there, not to mention in lieu of Alfredo Morelos’ potential exit.

Reportedly contracted till next summer, Weissman wouldn’t cost a king’s ransom, despite Celtic having a bid apparently rejected, so it might be an avenue worth pursuing.

His style is very much 18-yard box. Unlike, for example, Alfredo Morelos, he doesn’t drop deep that much, and is instead focused on creating damage in the final third.

He’s all about getting the ball around the box and making runs in the box and doing the damage himself.

His movement, like Jermain Defoe, is excellent, and in many ways he’s a younger version of the ex-England international, and only world class Erling Haaland was better in Austria than Weissman is.

This could be a deeply shrewd move if Stevie goes for it.

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