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.