According to the latest reports from Daily Record, Rangers are keeping track of Aidan Fitzpatrick. The 18-year-old winger shot into the limelight because of his impressive performances for Patrick Thistle last season. Even Celtic are trailing him in the transfer market. However, it’s Norwich City who have made concrete approach for the right winger as recently they made a £300,000 bid for the Scotsman which was turned down by Patrick Thistle.
The youngster made 30 appearances last season in all competitions for the Scottish second tier outfit and contributed with seven goals and two assists. Fitzpatrick predominantly plays from the right flank and his breakthrough campaign last season hasn’t gone unnoticed.
Why is Fitzpatrick being seen as an exceptional talent?
The Glasgow born winger made his debut this season, and his composure in the final third is something which stood out. Often young wingers are naive and indecisive when they start their career, but Fitzpatrick showed great maturity to thrive at this level straight away.
With more experience, he is likely to get better. Norwich City have been interested in him since the January transfer window, but they failed to land him then as well. Now it remains to be seen whether the Canaries would make another approach for this upcoming talent.
Do Rangers need Fitzpatrick?
The winger is likely being seen as an option for the future. However, Rangers are extremely well covered in wide areas. They completed the signing of Jake Hastie, Sheyi Ojo and Jordan Jones earlier. Glenn Middleton is also a young and upcoming option who Rangers are trying to send away on loan.
Moreover, Rangers need signings who would make an impact straightaway in the first team as they look to stop Celtic from making it 9 Premiership titles in a row. To be honest, missing out on the signing of Fitzpatrick wouldn’t be a blow to Rangers in the short term. However, it is always advisable to keep the pool of young players coming in. The 18-year-old seems to be top talent, and he can be a star in the making in a few years.
However, he isn’t likely to come in cheap as Norwich’s bid of £300,00 has been rejected. With Rangers trying to bolster their squad for the next season, spending close to half a million for a youth player seems far fetched. To go with that, all this for a position where they are extremely well covered.
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