By Mike Slater

16th Apr, 2022 | 11:15am

Cedric Itten could now be surplus to requirements at Rangers - report

Rangers forward Cedric Itten could now be deemed surprlus to requirements at Ibrox this summer.

That’s according to the Daily Record, who reports that Giovanni van Bronckhorst could be ready to axe the Swiss international after a failed spell.

Sunderland forward Ross Stewart is now a big target for the summer, but will only come in should an attacker leave the club.

Ross Wilson is said to have put together many reports on the Scottish talisman ahead of the summer.

Stewart would replace Itten, who has failed at Ibrox in two different spells under different managers.

Itten has been bombed out of the squad completely in recent weeks and months, after being recalled from Germany.

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The striker has featured four times in the Scottish Premiership, and also played a part in our failed Champions League qualifying campaign.

Time to go.

Van Bronckhorst cannot say that he didn’t give Itten a chance, and the truth is, he fully blew it in those games.

The 25-year-old didn’t find the back of the net despite having numerous chances and has since been hung out to dry.

A move for Stewart at Sunderland is said to only happen if someone leaves the club, and it looks as though that person has been found.

The Scotland international has a similar profile to Itten, so it would be like for like but hopefully with more success.

Alfredo Morelos and Kemar Roofe are the main men at Ibrox, but bringing in someone such as Stewart could offer something much different as a third option.

In other Rangers news, Michael Stewart has shared his reaction to a “huge” development at Ibrox to come in April