Morgan Whittaker latest as Fabrizio Romano expects £2M bid from Rangers

Morgan Whittaker latest as Fabrizio Romano expects £2M bid from Rangers
SWANSEA, WALES - MARCH 20: Morgan Whittaker of Swansea City is put under pressure by Aden Flint of Cardiff City during the Sky Bet Championship match between Swansea City and Cardiff City at Liberty Stadium on March 20, 2021 in Swansea, Wales. Sporting stadiums around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in games being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Alex Burstow/Getty Images)

Fabrizio Romano has today confirmed he expects Rangers to bid beyond £1.5M for Swansea’s Morgan Whittaker. The transfer guru, speaking to Betvictor and Ibrox Noise, explained that after Todd Cantwell, Rangers are looking to further strengthen, and suggested:

“Rangers are expected to try again for Morgan Whittaker: Swansea turned down a £1.5M proposal last week for the talented winger who wants Rangers move, it’s up to the clubs but after Cantwell deal, Rangers can try again for Whittaker who would be keen on the move.”

The winger wants the move just like Belgium’s Nicolas Raskin does, but it’s all dependent now on agreeing a fee with their present clubs.

Whittaker is allowed to leave Swansea for Rangers but only for the right price – the 22-year-old winger a very promising attacker who is out of contract this summer, and therefore the Swans want to get maximum return on a player who cost them £400,000.

That’s right, even an over-3x profit at £1.5M isn’t enough for them, albeit fair play to hold out as much as they can.

A player’s market value is what a club is willing to sell him for, not what the buyer is willing to submit, and for Swansea, it’s around £2M for the speedy flanker.

But as Romano says, it’s now purely down to Rangers and Swansea to strike a deal that both are happy with in order to get the player the move he wants. Statistically Whittaker is a lot about promise, and potential, his career numbers not that spectacular yet, just two goals and an assist in the Championship but that was as a fringe sub. As a starter at Plymouth, in League One, 9 goals and 7 assists in 31 outings. So he’s on his way in developing.

But Swansea want what they want. So time will tell if a deal can be done.

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