Rangers Interested In This Charlton Striker Along With Swansea: What Can He Add To Gerrard’s Team?

According to the reports from Daily Record, Rangers are said to be in the mix to sign Charlton Atheltic’s striker Lyle Taylor. West Brom, Sheffield Wednesday and Swansea City are also said to be interested in the 29-year-old forward. Taylor had spells in Scottish football before as he was a Falkirk player in 2012 and later he had two different loan spells with Patrick Thistle.

It would be interesting to see whether Lee Bowyer would do a deal with Rangers again after he was critical of Joe Aribo joining the Glaswegian giants in the summer. Taylor has five goals in the Championship so far. He was one of the significant reasons why Charlton started well in the Championship, and his injury setback coincided with Charlton’s drop in form.

Do Rangers need a striker?

The Bears currently have Alfredo Morelos and Jermain Defoe as their forward options. Gerrard has been able to rotate the two, and the duo has done well for most parts. Defoe whose contract is set to expire in the summer will reportedly sign a new deal soon. As for Morelos, it will be a significant task for Rangers to keep him beyond the summer of 2020.

Rangers might not need a striker in January, but they should be on the lookout for Morelos’ replacement.

What can Taylor bring to the table?

The 29-year-old is known for his hardworking nature, and he can be a handful in front of goal. He is physically strong and can bully defenders with his strength. Taylor also showcases a decent burst of speed, and he can come short and hold up play and make runs between the channels. Hence, he seems to be a complete striker at the moment, and there is no doubt that he would be a handy player for Rangers.

The striker’s contract is expiring in the summer of 2020, and he would be available on a free transfer. It remains to be seen now whether Charlton will be able to get him on a new deal or not. Taylor is already 29, so he isn’t going to be around for long.

But on a free transfer in the summer, Rangers should try their luck in bringing him at Ibrox. The Ibrox side can offer Taylor a chance to play in Europe which none of the currently interested clubs can do. Hence, we feel that could tilt the balance in Rangers’ favour.

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