By Azeem Siddiqui

25th Jun, 2022 | 6:10am

Rangers signing Zak Lovelace will be one for the future, striker hunt must continue

Rangers are closing in on completing the signing of teenage striker Zak Lovelace from Millwall, according to Sky Sports.

The Gers have been in the market to sign a striker ahead of the next campaign following a successful season, especially in Europe.

Giovanni van Bronckhorst is especially keen to sign a replacement for Alfredo Morelos, who only has one year left on his deal and could be destined to leave.

The youngster, who made his senior squad debut in December last year, was also attracting interest from the likes of Brighton & Hove Albion and Leicester City.

One for the future

It is pretty surreal that a 16-year-old striker from Millwall has gained such European interest but it shows that he must have something very special about him.

With the senior squad of Millwall, the teenager has made only four appearances in the Championship and one in the FA Youth Cup. However, he is yet to score his first senior goal for the club [Transfermarkt].

It is a proud moment already for the youngster’s career, but the Rangers’ move can definitely create an upward trend in his career.

Even though goals will always be the barometer to judge a striker’s credibility, sometimes, you need to be patient with players.

Considering that Lovelace is only 16, is it the right thing to judge a striker on goals at this age? We don’t think so. However, what we can judge is his work ethic and his ability to get in the box and wait for his chances.

The forward is all about energy and likes to close down spaces at every instinct. Therefore, if Van Bronckhorst signs this youngster, he can enhance his decision-making ability and turn him into a real asset going forward.

This must not stop the hunt, and the Bears must really kick on now and make their intent known with a move for a real first-team option who can smash goals to take us to silverware.

Bring it on.

In other Rangers news, the club is battling some familiar foes in the race to sign a sensational talent from England.