By Daniel Feliciano

10th Jul, 2022 | 7:10pm

Rangers want to sign another attacking midfielder in addition to Rabbi Matondo

Rangers want to sign another attacking midfielder in addition to Rabbi Matondo this summer as they edge closer to a fourth summer signing, according to Daily Record.

The Ibrox club are set to sign Wales international Matondo on a permanent deal from Schalke, with the player excused from pre-season camp to finalise the deal according to reports.

But that won’t be the end of business if Giovanni van Bronckhorst gets his wish, with another attacking midfielder targeted after Ianis Hagi’s recent injury update and the sale of Joe Aribo to Southampton.

Hagi will be out of action until 2023 after his knee injury suffered back in January, while Aribo completed a £10m deal to move to the Premier League earlier in the window.

The boss now wants to sign an attacker who can occupy those central positions behind the striker to help balance the squad, although no targets are named.

Strength in depth

One of the great qualities of the Rangers squad in the 2021/22 season was the fact that they had great strength in depth and competition for places.

Van Bronckhorst knows that as he was able to rotate his squad freely without a big dip in quality throughout the campaign, but losing key players has weakened that at this point.

With Aaron Ramsey also not returning following his unsuccessful loan spell, that’s three players who can occupy that number ten position gone and the boss has identified it as a place that must be strengthened.

It’s great to see the club not resting on their laurels and actively working on getting deals done and bringing players in to make them stronger, having seen the Premiership title wrestled off them by their fierce rivals.

There’s plenty of work to do, but fans can rest assured that the club are working on getting deals done and making the team as strong as it can possibly be for the new season.

In other Rangers news, the club is closing in on a deal for a winger that Pep Guardiola loves