By Azeem Siddiqui

9th Jul, 2022 | 11:40pm

Rangers signing Matondo will unbalance the squad for next season

Rangers have been heavily linked with a move for Schalke winger Rabbi Matondo this summer, according to the Scottish Sun.

The Wales international spent the last season on loan at Cercle Brugge, where he performed really well before returning to his parent club.

The reports suggest that the Europa League finalists are going to receive strong competition from Ligue 1 duo Brest and Lorient for the 21-year-old’s signature.

Matondo could be the fourth player coming through the doors at the Ibrox stadium, after the signings of John Souttar, Antonio Colak and Tom Lawrence respectively.

Despite the signing of Colak and Lawrence, it looks like there would be more attacking players coming through the door at Ibrox.

Matondo can be a quality winger if Giovanni van Bronckhorst decides to play in a 4-4-2 or a 3-5-2 formation because he has got a brilliant cross in him.

By having two attacking options in the box, he will basically have the freedom to choose which striker he wants to cross the ball for.

In the 2021-22 Belgian League season, the Wales international scored nine goals and provided two assists across 26 appearances [Transfermarkt].

Those numbers suggest why the Rangers are interested in making a move for him in the first place but here the real question is whether there is a need for another winger in the presence of so many?

It is important Rangers will get their priorities right and ensure that they will not have too many players in one position and too few in the other, which could be the case if they make move for Matondo.

They want to become self sustainable and they cannot afford to keep spending in positions they don’t need to be particularly strengthened in.

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