By Azeem Siddiqui

23rd Jul, 2022 | 9:10am

Manchester City ready to let Rangers-target James McAtee leave on loan

Manchester City are open to letting Rangers target James McAtee leave on loan in the summer transfer window, according to The Athletic.

The Gers are in the market to sign attacking players in order to bolster their attacking department after a successful campaign where they won the Scottish Cup and finished as the runners-up in the Europa League.

As per the latest report, City are open to letting the 19-year-old leave on loan who has been attracting interest from Rangers along with Leeds United, Brighton & Hove Albion and Southampton.

This is not the first time where Rangers have been interested in signing McAtee as they were keen in bringing him to the Ibrox Stadium in January earlier this year but the player rejected the move.

Absolute must

After a successful campaign like the one Rangers had last year, the general expectation is to build on that and strengthen the squad in a manner that it will become even more competitive.

However, with the Gers, that can not be entirely concluded as even though they have signed a few players but have also lost two stars in Joe Aribo and Calvin Bassey.

One of the areas where the Rangers struggled in the last season was the attacking midfield where an injury to Ianis Hagi impacted the overall gameplay of the team.

With the news confirming that the 23-year-old is almost certain to not return before the start of 2023, it is important that the club must find players who will be able to fill the void, at least in the near future.

For that purpose, McAtee will prove to be an excellent addition and he is young, hungry to prove his worth at the highest level and has shown glimpses of why he is so highly rated in the football community.

In other Rangers news, the Gers’ seventh signing of the summer is getting ever closer as a £5.5million bid has been accepted.