Jim White gives Friday morning Rangers 'behind the scenes' transfer update on Tom Lawrence
After wrapping up his first summer signing in the form of striker Antonio Colak, Giovanni van Bronckhorst is moving fast to add a second.
Free agent Lawrence, 28, could be on his way imminently with Football Scotland reporting that a medical has already been done.
So it appears that the Gers are doing everything they can to get this move sewn up in double-quick time.
As such White wrote on his personal Twitter account Friday morning (8 July): “Being told RangersFC working hard behind the scenes to bring [Derby County] forward Tom Lawrence to the club.”
The manager needs a new attacking option with the imminent exit of Joe Aribo to Southampton, a move which talkSPORT reporter Alex Crook responded to White’s original post to confirm is “progressing nicely”.
The Light Blues suddenly have a revolving door spinning at the entrance to Ibrox with players passing each other on the way in and out.
There had been little movement for weeks until Croatian striker Colak finally arrived on Thursday (7 July), and as Nigerian star Aribo’s move picked up speed the club wasted no time in lining up a replacement.
As a free transfer it is a move that makes clear financial sense if Gio is confident he can get a tune out of him.
After a season in the English Championship that saw him score 11 goals and provide five more assists the chances of him having an impact in Glasgow look good.
And as the club are apparently doing everything possible to get him in with no time to spare he should have as good a chance as possible to get up to speed with the squad in preseason.
It’s obviously a shame to see Aribo leave, but if the Bears can instantly bring in a replacement while still banking the transfer fee it would soften the blow considerably.