Rangers appear to have cooled their interest in Charlton Athletic striker Lyle Taylor, according to the Herald.
The 29-year-old hitman is understood to have stalled in talks over a new contract at The Valley, and could be allowed to leave this month to prevent him departing on a free at the end of the season, according to journalist Bruce Archer.
The Gers had already been linked with the striker back in December, as per Sky Sports, and it was claimed that the breakdown between Taylor and the Addicks could spark them into making their move.
According to the Herald (2.13), however, the Light Blues looked to have eased off a little in their pursuit of Taylor, with Charlton manager Lee Bowyer claiming that there have been no offers tabled for the goalscorer.
Is this a smart move from Rangers?
Firstly, it should probably be pointed out that just because there are currently no offers on the table for Taylor, it does not mean that the Gers aren’t still interested.
We are still only halfway through January, and it is probably quite prudent to show a little bit of patience with these kind of things.
That being said, if the Gers have abandoned their pursuit entirely, it’s probably not the worst thing in the world.
After all, in Alfredo Morelos and Jermain Defoe they have two of the finest strikers in the Scottish game who have already hit 42 goals between them so far this season.
Taylor would be a nice addition to the squad, but is he absolutely vital? Probably not.