If there’s one position Rangers still aren’t entirely convincing in, it’s striker. Sure, we’re scoring from all over the park, so the need for top class strikers isn’t as critical as it once was, but Rangers’ toothlessness at St Mirren in the absence of Alfredo Morelos didn’t go unnoticed, and there’s a feeling another striker is still needed.
Another, that is, alpha striker big enough to be a target man and goal hungry enough to bag them easily.
Enter lucrative Bosman Wilfried Bony.
Last seen in the Middle East, the Ivory Coast striker’s career is up there with the very best. A stunning 155 goals in 331 outings including 82 in the Dutch Eredivisie and English Premier League not to mention 18 for his country show the guy absolutely knows how to score.
And with a market value these days that’s only regarded as being sub-£5M, he’d be a very attainable Bosman indeed.
He’s still only 32, and at 6ft, he’s remains a big tough lad who can muscle his way through defenders, specifically well known for being world class in the air.
In short, he’s the kind of striker up front Rangers could really not say no to, if it was ever feasible.
His stock has fallen in the game a huge amount, but there’s a real feeling he’d have everything to prove, indeed rejecting a lucrative move some years ago to China to “show more, to show that I’m not at the end”.
And we still don’t think he is.
Rangers really lack one unifying striker up front. The divisive Morelos, the untested Itten, the aging Defoe and the utility hard working Roofe seem to fall short of being our definitive favoured striker, especially when Morelos misses matches or Defoe is injured.
Bony could be a decent punt in there. No?