Rangers chief Ross Wilson looks set for a busy summer transfer window at Ibrox to shape Gio van Bronckhorst’s squad ahead of next season.
Gers lost their crucial Premiership clash on Sunday and are now six points behind their rivals with games short to catch up.
A major flaw in the current squad was revealed in the 2-1 loss to the Hoops, with the absence of Alfredo Morelos all but ending their chances of winning.
Should Kemar Roofe be replaced this summer?
Kemar Roofe has started Old Firm’s last two matches in the Colombian’s absence and has produced dismal performances in both. The former Leeds man hasn’t scored a single goal from open play in his eight league starts for the Gers, suggesting he hasn’t been good enough as a replacement for Morelos.
Therefore, Wilson must be on the lookout for a striker to rival the South American striker, with a view to succeeding him later.
The club are reportedly interested in a deal to sign talented 18-year-old goalscorer Josh Stones from English side Guiseley, but Football Insider recently claimed Wigan have agreed terms on a contract with the centre-forward ahead of the summer.
Wilson must now avoid a major disaster in the window as missing the striker would be a big mistake for the Ibrox supremo. His sublime goalscoring record at youth level suggests he has the potential to be Morelos’ heir to Glasgow.
Stones scored 21 times in 13 matches in academy football throughout the 2021/22 campaign, while he also scored a hat trick for the England Schoolboys team against Scotland recently. It means the predator has 24 goals for club and country this season from at least 14 appearances – a phenomenal return for the 18-year-old fox in the box.
He could be the replacement Van Bronckhorst needs for Roofe, based on his goalscoring return, and that’s why missing him would spell disaster for the club.
At 18, he has the potential to continue to improve and progress as a player. This means the Gers would pick up a financial investment as well as a gem that may have the quality to solve their long-term Morelos problem at Ibrox. His record in front of goal suggests he can be heir to the Colombian throne and that’s why Wilson must do everything in his power to usurp Wigan and snatch this deal from under his nose.
AND in other news, with Gvb now plotting the Rangers swoop for an “outstanding” monster, he would be a “diamond” bargain…