Ibrox view: Big competition for summer swoop as Euro giants reportedly join Rangers in hunt
It has certainly been an interesting week for Charlton forward and Rangers target Lyle Taylor.
Lee Bowyer confirmed on Monday that three of his players will refuse to play the final nine Championship games with their contracts expiring, and one of those is Taylor.
The 30-year-old is reluctant to play due to the risk of picking up an injury that could affect an exit from the Valley at the end of the month.
Rangers have been interested since January along with a number of different English clubs including Sheffield Wednesday, Swansea, Preston North End.
Things are about to heat up massively too, with the Daily Mail reporting that Turkish giants Galatasaray have joined the race for the free-scoring forward.
A move to either of those two clubs has been described as ‘life-changing’ by the forward, with Rangers having the chance to raid Charlton once again, a year after bringing Joe Aribo to Glasgow.
Both Rangers and Galatasaray would offer European football to Taylor, but it is hard to suggest that he would start regularly at either club.
In Turkey, Radamel Falcao is currently leading the line for Galatasaray and Steven Gerrard has both Alfredo Morelos and Jermain Defoe to choose from.
The 30-year-old has scored 11 times in the Championship this season and has been Charlton’s main attacking threat, having 2.1 shots on goal per game – nearly double the amount of strike partner Macauley Bonne [WhoScored].
Taylor is clearly a threat in the final third, and whether he’d feature regularly or not, the competition is certainly heating up for his signature.
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