By Sam Stone

16th Mar, 2023 | 9:10am

Rangers to surely launch double transfer raid amid recent Ibrox scouting mission

It has been well-documented that Rangers were keen on Swansea City attacker Morgan Whittaker during the January transfer window.

The Guardian’s Fabrizio Romano revealed (via Twitter, 27 January) the Gers had submitted a £2m offer for the 22-year-old. However, Whittaker remained in South Wales and has since seen minutes under Russell Martin.

Rangers have now been linked with a move for Whittaker’s teammate Joel Piroe. According to Football League World (15 March), The 23-year-old striker has been scouted by the Light Blues.

Another number nine could well be a requirement for Michael Beale. Alfredo Morelos looks destined to depart the club in the summer. The Colombian is yet to agree a new deal and the chances of him renewing are now dwindling. Piroe would be an exciting replacement. He’s still young and could develop if he did make the move north of the border.

It’s believed Swansea are concerned with their progression under Martin and are “at risk” of losing some of their assets in the summer. Whittaker and Piroe could earn the Championship club a pretty penny and it’s a situation Rangers should be looking to exploit.

The Dutch striker only has one year left on his current deal and could be snapped up for a reasonable fee, if Swansea are forced to cash in.

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As for Whittaker, it’s a move the board should be looking to reignite. Looking to land both players at the same time in a double swoop could be the route to go down. It saves Swansea from negotiating with other parties and a double deal be completed quickly.

This summer promises to be huge moving forward. There’s immediate pressure to close the gap to Celtic and the Light Blues simply cannot afford another year of bad decisions.

In other Rangers news, the club are in line for a multi-million windfall from the Premier League after a £10m Auchenhowie milestone was reached.