By Jonty Banks

20th Apr, 2023 | 5:10pm

Rangers transfer news as several reinforcements targeted within weeks - Chris Jack

Michael Beale is set to enter the market for several key reinforcements to his Rangers squad in the coming weeks, according to Chris Jack.

The Gers boss revealed on talkSPORT (19 April) that he would now be leading the club’s transfer plans this summer after the departure of sporting director Ross Wilson to Nottingham Forest earlier this month.

With several players such as Ryan Kent, Alfredo Morelos and Ryan Jack all out of contract at the end of this season, a busy summer is expected to transform the Rangers squad into one capable of challenging Celtic for the Scottish Premiership title.

Rangers have reportedly also made the permanent transfer of Malik Tillman from Bayern Munich their priority over the coming weeks. [Chris Jack, 19 April]

Writing for The Herald Scotland, Jack said: “Beale will be in the market for several key reinforcements in the coming weeks as he seeks to transform the squad he inherited from Giovanni van Bronckhorst.”

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With numerous first-team players looking like they could be out of the doors of Ibrox at the end of the season, subsequent replacements are necessary.

Beale has already declared his intentions to steer the Gers’ ship through the summer transfer window, and fans will be hoping he has a few tricks up his sleeve.

Rangers’ two January signings, Todd Cantwell and Nicolas Raskin, have hit the ground running at Ibrox and if the club can replicate this success again, it bodes well for the make-up of the squad for next season.

The number one priority for the club must be regaining the services of Tillman from Bayern Munich and getting the attacking midfielder on a long-term contract.

Away from that, a goalkeeper, added depth at centre-back and an out-and-out striker to replace Alfredo Morelos – if he leaves the club as expected – will be firmly on Beale’s shopping list for this summer.

In other Rangers news, Michael Beale is predicted to hand one player a first Gers start in over five months for the trip to face Aberdeen in the SPFL.