Despite the multitude of Rangers signings made by Steven Gerrard during the summer transfer window, there are still problems in the first-team and the lack of cohesive link between midfield and attack is a big one.
There is no real unifying force that is successfully combining with the likes of Alfredo Morelos on a regular basis in the central area. It’s an issue that’s plagued Rangers for years actually, plenty have come and gone through the Ibrox gates but finding that elusive ‘number 10’ has evaded us.
Whether it becomes a priority for Gerrard in the upcoming January transfer window remains to be seen, but there are players out their within our budget that could make a real difference.
One of those is Wigan Athletic midfielder Nick Powell.
His contract at the English Championship side expires at the end of this season, with clubs like Brighton and Celtic most recently credited with an interest in his services.
Rated as worth £2.7m by Transfermarkt, he wouldn’t arrive in Glasgow especially cheaply, but we’ve shown even in the last couple of seasons we can be competitive when it comes to wages and tempting Powell to Ibrox isn’t completely unthinkable with a bit of ambition on our point.
When you consider his form over the last 18 months, he’d likely be worth it.
Since the start of last season he’s scored 19 goals and created 13 assists from attacking midfield, initially instrumental in Wigan’s promotion from League One and now helping them stay out of the relegation zone in the second-tier.
He could be that midfield missing link we’re looking for and making a move before other interested parties could give us the advantage of signing him, especially if sold on Steven Gerrard’s vision for the club, a man who is probably an idol of the 24-year-old.
It doesn’t hurt to try, does it?