Rangers are to make a summer move for £5M-rated Angus Gunn according to reports this morning, after the Norwich City goalie became a significant target for Sporting Director Ross Wilson.
It has been patently clear to Rangers fans, and anyone with eyes, that Rangers’ goalkeeping situation is case critical now, and new bodies are absolutely 100% required.
Rangers fans are only surprised moves weren’t made in January to solve this problem, but manager Michael Beale played it down by saying it was something we’d look at in the summer.
Beale knows number one Allan McGregor is past it, and while paying lip service to him, knows Jon McLaughlin is well below the level needed and Robby McCrorie is untested at senior level while also being presently injured.
So new bodies, at least two quite honestly, are needed this summer and the club may be starting with Bryan’s son, 27, who has a very strong CV behind him, plenty appearances in the Premier League, many in the Championship too.
He’s never played for Scotland, because he’s English, and has several youth caps for his country, but none at senior level, but contracted to 2025 he wouldn’t be cheap.
And yes, Norwich City again, after giving us Todd Cantwell for pennies may be seen as a fruitful ground for Rangers to go to – as well as having Grant Hanley and Kenny McLean, big Rangers men, on their books too.
Cantwell, at this early stage, looks an astonishing signing, and there’s a much better relationship building between our clubs following the Middleton and Dorrans stuff of the past, so Gunn may well be coming next.
Would he be viable? He’d likely cost around what Cantwell did, because he’s not first choice at Carrow Road, and hasn’t been since 2018, since which he’s had spells at Southampton and Stoke.
He’s a distinct upgrade on McLaughlin and he’s a solid keeper, maybe not absolutely marquee first-choice but he’s strong and an improvement on the existing rubbish.
Worth £5M? We’re not sure we’d spend that much, but we deeply regret the club choosing McLaughlin over free agents Ozer and Siegriest. This has ended up costing us money and goals.
We’ll wait to see if we’re Gunning for Angus.