By Pranav Shahaney

10th May, 2021 | 3:45pm

Michael Ball urges Rangers to sign Jonson Clarke-Harris

Former Rangers left-back Michael Ball has urged the club to sign in-form Peterborough forward Jonson Clarke-Harris this summer.

The 26-year-old striker has bagged 31 goals in League One this season along with two more in the Papa John’s trophy.

Signed as a replacement for the prolific Ivan Toney, Clarke-Harris has been a more than able deputy, guiding his team to promotion into the Championship.

Due to his sublime displays in front of goal, he has been subject to transfer interest from a number of clubs, including Rangers who are keen on bringing the 26-year-old to the Ibrox this summer.

Discussing the deal, Ball told This Is Futbol, “You would think so. Football is a crazy, crazy game. He’s scored 31 goals this season.

“Every club’s database, the fire alarm will be going off. They will be knowing the boy is in form. The year before he scored over 20 goals as well. So it’s not just a one-hit wonder for them. He’s a player that will be on the radar of loads of clubs and it’s great for the boy.

“Whether Rangers can entice him to go up there, who knows?”

Looks tempting

While he may be getting these kinds of numbers in League One it’s not enough to write him off. Strikers scoring goals for fun in second and third divisions are equally prolific when they take the step up, and Clarke-Harris could be cut from the same cloth.

Alfredo Morelos may have served his diligently for a while, but it’s looking ever so likely that he parts ways this summer, and Clarke-Harris could be an economical and like-for-like replacement.

We’ve sent scouts to watch the player as well, so there is definite interest from our end. Hopefully, the 26-year-old can realise his ambitions with us as we would offer him Champions League football once we navigate the qualifiers.

He’s a player in his prime and would give us at least three seasons at his best unless he suffers a major injury.

We’re hoping we get the deal done as soon as possible so he would be part of our pre-season training camp in the summer.

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