Rangers offer contract to Aberdeen’s Connor Barron

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Rangers offer contract to Aberdeen’s Connor Barron
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - NOVEMBER 4: Connor Barron of Aberdeen controls the ball during the Viaplay Cup Semi Final match between Hibernian and Aberdeen at Hampden Park on November 4, 2023 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Peter Summers/Getty Images)

Ibrox Noise understands Rangers have indeed offered a contract to free agent Aberdeen midfielder Connor Barron, but face competition from Serie A clubs in Cagliari and Sassuolo, a number of Championship sides in England, Bournemouth, and Celtic.

The 21-year-old, the latest midfield product from Pittodrie following on from the stellar success of ‘predecessor’ Lewis Ferguson, is regarded as one of Scotland’s outstanding young talents, strangely overlooked in favour of Rangers’ own Ross McCausland for SPFA Young Player of the Year but being nominated in the writer’s version.

David Watson won both awards, and is also on Rangers’ radar.

But we understand a contract has been swiftly offered to Barron, with Rangers eager to get him on the books at Ibrox as quickly as possible in light of the alternative suitors he has, but as we say, facing competition.

We’re not sure if Philippe Clement sees Barron as an immediate midfield starter for the club, but he absolutely shone for Aberdeen last season and only a stunning season for Killie counterpart Watson got him the YPOTY award.

Bottom line of course Rangers have released two midfielders in Ryan Jack and John Lundstram, and have just three left, two depending on your point of view, in Nicolas Raskin, Mohamed Diomande, and Dujon Sterling.

More quality is needed, more depth required, and Barron is deemed a valuable addition if the club can secure him.

As mentioned, Watson is also on the agenda but ‘first things first’ and if Rangers can add Barron to the roster it will be regarded as a strong acquisition to the Ibrox midfield.

If he accepts the offer then that will be quite a win.

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