Fabrizio Romano: Rangers have submitted major bid for English right-winger

Fabrizio Romano: Rangers have submitted major bid for English right-winger
DERBY, ENGLAND - MARCH 05: Morgan Whittaker of Derby in action during the FA Cup Fifth Round match between Derby County and Manchester United at Pride Park on March 05, 2020 in Derby, England. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

Rangers are likely to replace the struggling Rabbi Matondo this window with English winger Morgan Whittaker after submitting a bid for Swansea’s £1M-rated right flanker.

In the first proper documented transfer bid this window, guru Fabrizio Romano has confirmed that the Gers have been tracking and now have added their bid to the Wales-based club’s offers for Whittaker, 22.

The England U21 was at Plymouth on loan last year, but returned to Swansea this month, and has spent time at Lincoln and Derby as well, on top of those several caps at national level.

Rangers’ bid benefits from cross-border rules, and if Morgan wishes the move, which it’s reported he does, could see Rangers snap him up for just £350,000.

His numbers? They’re developing. At League One it’s 14 goals and 8 assists in 45, while it’s less convincing at Championship with 2 goals and an assist in 43 outings but he was mostly a sub, with just 5 starts and it was earlier in his career with Derby – he’s beginning to evolve now.

Romano said:

“Understand Rangers have submitted an official bid for talented winger Morgan Whittaker of Swansea, negotiations now ongoing 🔵 #RangersFC Been told the player wants to leave and join Rangers — he wants to make this deal happen.”

In short, Whittaker is ours due to his choice of Rangers over anyone else. Other outlets reporting a bidding war and Swansea’s demands of fee are forgetting FIFA’s cross-border rules over U24s, something which works both ways and Rangers have benefited and lost out on in the past in equal measure.

But this addition would almost certainly 100% be the end of the fail that was Rabbi Matondo, and could be the right winger Rangers desperately need. Of course we said that about Matondo, and we said it about Man Utd’s Amad Diallo, and both crumpled horribly.

Let’s hope, if Morgan Whittaker is secured for a modest sum, that Rangers finally have a real prospect for the right side and the first half-decent winger there since Daniel Candeias, in a problem position at Ibrox that goes back a very, very long time.

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