Rangers ‘dodge a massive bullet’ as £1M winger signs elsewhere

Rangers ‘dodge a massive bullet’ as £1M winger signs elsewhere
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)

Rangers have dodged a massive bullet after it was confirmed former transfer target Morgan Whittaker has in fact gone back to Plymouth in a permanent £1M move after new Swansea manager Michael Duff happily sanctioned the 22-year-old winger’s sale to the League One side.

Whittaker, subject, inexplicable, to three bids from Rangers in January, did ok in League One but at his age you’re either ready for the top leagues or you aren’t, and for Swansea to completely reject him (37 appearances total, 6 goals, no assists) tells you what you need to know about his quality that he wasn’t deemed good enough for a Championship side.

So thankfully we’re very much away from that nonsense, because this guy was so below standard it was ridiculous.

This is not to say Sima, Sterling and Dowell are all world class signings miles above Whittaker – far from it, we have big doubts about these guys too and are just ready to be proven wrong on them.

But we’re very, very glad Whittaker moved to League One permanently. It is absolutely his level, and the Scottish Premiership would have been too high, and Rangers too pressured.

Don’t get us wrong, we’re not pretending the SPL is now Europe’s best league by any means, the Championship in England could be argued as superior to it in many ways outside of the Old Firm, but equally the Championship is probably Europe’s best second tier, and many could suggest it’s up there among the 20 best leagues in Europe, if not higher.

Either way though, Whittaker was not the right stuff for our club and nowhere near good enough.

Money is better spent elsewhere.

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  1. You should check the facts before writing. Plymouth aren’t a league 1 club they’re a championship club, so he is in actual fact still playing in the championship and other championship teams were also allegedly interested. He is evidently of championship quality

    • Yes we were made aware of this promotion, but in fact he played in League One last season so he’s not ‘still’ playing in the Championship.

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