By Mike Slater

8th Jul, 2022 | 6:30am

Rangers already find Joe Aribo replacement as Tom Lawrence wanted at Ibrox

Rangers want to sign Tom Lawrence this summer and are considering him as a replacement for the outgoing Joe Aribo, according to Football Scotland.

The online outlet has reported that the Welsh international could even link up with the squad in Portugal in the coming days if he makes his final decision soon.

It is shared that the Bears are fighting Sheffield United for the free agent, as they look to persuade Lawrence into a move north of the border to Glasgow.

There should be no competition between Sheffield United and Rangers.

One are currently stuck in the second-tier of English football, while the other are only weeks away from games that could them play Champions League football next season.

Ross Wilson will no doubt use that to his favour should he open talks soon.

The Daily Record has also already reported that Lawrence has indicated that he would be keen on a move to Ibrox to play in Europe and compete regularly for silverware.

Get it done.

Losing Aribo is not great, but it does free up at least £6-£10million for Ross Wilson to use.

So, whether his replacement is Lawrence or not, there will be money available for Rangers to bring in another playmaker if the Welshman is seen as more of a winger.

Amad Diallo returned to Manchester United after his failed loan spell, so bringing in another winger would be a smart move for the squad and for Van Bronckhorst.

Now Antonio Colak has finally been announced, and hopefully, that will kickstart a busy period in July that will see numerous new faces being delivered.

Lawrence should be nowhere near as difficult to complete as the Croatian international was, and if both parties want this move enough, it should be easy to get over the line.

This is one to watch over the coming days, as things really start to spice up in the transfer window.

In other Rangers news, the Bears are set to have funds released for major new transfer activity with one exit now all but done