Rangers reach Dujon Sterling agreement, long-term contract on ready
Dujon Sterling has a deal agreed in principle to join Rangers on a free transfer this summer, report The Atheltic.
It’s believed the 23-year-old had a number of offers on the table but is set to make the move to the Scottish Giants with Michael Beale key to the decision (The Athletic, 11 May).
His contract with Chelsea expires in the summer and it’s believed Sterling is viewed as a “key” part of Beale’s plans. The 23-year-old is set to sign a long-term deal with the Gers.
This is a deal which has moved extremely quickly and Beale deserves a lot of praise. He’s an experienced EFL player who is still relatively young. What’s not to like? He will provide some stiff competition for James Tavernier at right back and this is a move the Ibrox faithful should be getting excited about.
Beale is clearly trying to target a certain type of player, with young English talent very much on the agenda for the Light Blues’ boss. It’s a risk, but it’s one the Rangers boss wants to take. There’s a chance the likes of Sterling will thrive in the Scottish Premiership and finally provide some much-needed competition to Celtic.
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With Todd Cantwell and Nicolas Raskin already through the door, Beale’s recruitment drive is well underway. Potentially five or six more faces before the start of the 2023/24 season would constitute a decent overhaul.
Nevertheless, fans will be happy to see movement on the transfer front. Beale has spoken about a number of potential arrivals and exits and it’s good to see his wishes begin to come to fruition.
In other Rangers news, Michael Stewart has stated that one player has been a standout for the Gers in an otherwise disappointing season.