It’s been a particular busy transfer window to-date for Rangers – both in terms of ins and outs – and we could still be expecting more action as deadline day unfolds today.
The Scottish window shuts at midnight – one hour later than in England – so clubs north of the border have that bit of extra time to get the paperwork completed to get new bodies in the door.
Of course, the earlier in the day a transfer is made, the more likely the chances are that they will be able to feature in the squad at the weekend. It’s Transfer Deadline day though, so it usually always goes down to the wire.
This gives Michael Beale some extra cash to add to the nine signings he brought into the club before a ball was even kicked this season, but who and what position of player he may bring in could still depend on departures.
A centre back is the one area of the team that there has been speculation of additions over the full window with no concrete movement. Leicester’s Harry Souttar – brother of current Ranger John – appears to be the main target in this area, with The 4th Official last night reporting that the player, a known avid Rangers fan, is keen on the move to Govan.
Defensive enforcements seem to rely on one going out, with Ben Davies being the prime candidate to leave, although the Englishman appears to be keen to stay and fight for his place.
However, Football Scotland are saying this morning that Stoke City are looking into a loan move for Davies, albeit wages remain a sticking point at this time.
Leon King could also be set for a move away, with Chris Jack of The Herald reporting on Monday that a loan move to England was being lined up for the defender.
Interest also remains in Scott Wright, despite a move to Turkey earlier in the window falling through, with 4th Official also reporting in the earlier referenced article that interest remains from teams down south.
"Now, it seems there are 3-4 English sides with a firm interest in him including Preston who had an interest earlier in the window before Turkish side Pendikspor came in for Wright. So keep an eye out for that."
A departure for Wright could trigger a replacement move for another winger, despite the resurgence in form lately for Rabbi Matondo. The WhatsApp rumour of the day seems to link Rangers with Vitesse’s Million Manhoef, but as with all links from this source, let’s believe it when more concrete evidence emerges.
Jon McLaughlin could also still depart before close of play, and despite asking to leave earlier in the summer for more regular game time, there has yet to be any concrete bid for Robby McCrorie.