Ibrox View: Reported transfer development may not be as perfect as it seems for Rangers
If this past few weeks has taught us anything, it’s that Rangers have some serious rebuilding to do in the summer transfer window.
Of course, at this specific moment in time, the priority must be to sort this dire run of form out before this season descends into absolute humiliation, but that doesn’t mean that the Gers shouldn’t have one eye on their potential dealings in the coming months.
And one swoop that could be on the cards involves Kaizer Chiefs midfielder George Maluleka.
Rangers were initially linked with the 31-year-old enforcer back in December, as per South African outlet Daily Sun, but failed to act on their extensive scouting during the January window.
The prospect of a deal has resurfaced, however, with the news that Maluleka has refused the offer of a new deal from his current club, as per Soccer Laduma.
Whether or not this would be a smart swoop from the Gers, were it to go ahead, however, is a matter of some debate.
On the one hand, Maluleka’s stats make for fairly impressive reading.
With a pass completion rate of 82.7%, plus 3.88 interceptions and 7.1 defensive duels won per game this season, as per Wyscout, it’s clear that he is an efficient and reliable midfielder battler.
That being said, do the Gers really want to be splashing the cash on a player who will be approaching 32 in the summer, and who is entirely unproven in the Scottish game?
Of course, it’s a subjective debate, but surely Steven Gerrard would be better off trying to rekindle the spark that Glen Kamara showed at the beginning of the campaign and conserving his resources for other, more pressing areas.
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