Rangers tour Dujon Sterling around Auchenhowie as fresh transfer development emerges at Ibrox
Chelsea right-back Dujon Sterling has already held one-to-one talks with Michael Beale as he closes in on a move to Rangers, according to the Daily Record.
The newspaper reported on Thursday night (11 May) that the Gers have agreed terms with the 23-year-old Englishman, who’s spent this season on loan at Stoke City in the Championship.
It is understood that Sterling has already visited Glasgow to be given a tour of Rangers’ Auchenhowie training facilities. He’s now expected to return to Scotland to undergo a medical and sign his contract.
Rangers are signing the versatile full-back, who can play on either side of the defence or in a wide midfield role, on a free transfer with his Chelsea contract expiring this summer.
Why are Rangers still doing this? It’s as though Ross Wilson never left.
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While Celtic have scouts stationed across the globe and are signing international players who’ve been at the World Cup, the Gers are signing players on free transfers from the English Football League.
Sterling played 26 times in the Championship for Stoke this season, missing a good chunk of games from November to January with a groin injury.
Stoke finished 16th in England’s second tier so how are we meant to get excited about this?
Sterling’s versatility will make him a good option for the bench but we don’t see him being a starter.
And that’s where Rangers are going wrong.
Stop signing squad players to play back-up roles to the existing crop at Ibrox who’ve underperformed so badly over the last 12 months.
Sign better players than them and then relegate those players who are still staying at the club to the bench.
In other Rangers news, an out-of-court settlement has been predicted after the latest legal news developing at Ibrox in recent weeks