After a quiet few days, Rangers are being linked with, what seems like, a new player on an almost daily basis with Stephen Odey being joined by Tyrhys Dolan as a forward said to be on Ross Wilson’s radar.
The 20-year old Blackburn Rovers star can play anywhere along a front three, however, he played a lot of his games on the right-hand side last season scoring five times and creating three assists in his 36 appearances – figures that might not seem that impressive on the face of things but it was his first campaign in senior football, at any level.
TalkSPORT journalist Geoff Peters is responsible for the report and claimed that Rangers wouldn’t have to break the bank for the England youth cap should they make a move:
“Blackburn’s highly rated Tyrhys Dolan is attracting serious interest north and south of the border. Celtic and Rangers are both keen as are newly promoted Nottingham Forest. The England Under-20 striker has two years left on his Blackburn contract. Fee could be around £2-3million.”
As with the case of Odey, the news that both us and Celtic are linked should be considered and taken with a pinch of salt, after all, it wouldn’t be the first time that we have been used to either bump up a price tag or to encourage others to get their bids in early for fear of missing out.
Dolan does fit the profile of the type of player we should be looking at though, getting someone in before the become established and catch the eye of Premier League teams and we get priced out of the bidding.
Dolan’s flexibility is also something that will have caught Wilson’s eye in that Giovanni van Bronckhorst loves nothing better than being able to adjust his tactics mid-game without making changes to personnel, at £2-3m he could be a punt worth taking.