Rangers are considering ending Umar Sadiq’s loan from Roma early in the upcoming January transfer window, with up to four signings targeted to come into Ibrox.
That’s according to The Express, who report that Mark Allen and Steven Gerrard see the striking position as the club’s top priority to provide competition for Alfredo Morelos and Kyle Lafferty.
That would be alongside moves for a creative player, a midfielder and a defender, say the paper.
It has become clear that the Nigerian forward does not have it takes to play consistently for Gerrard’s side, despite initial optimism that he could provide a unique goal threat during his temporary move from the Italian giants.
Given the volume of signings in the summer, it was unrealistic to expect that every single one would be a complete success.
The most important thing is that the club takes decisive action when a flop rears its head. In that regard, the potential decision to axe Sadiq would be a major positive in the upcoming window.
By accepting that signing the 21-year-old was a mistake and targeting a striking replacement, Gerrard and Allen are showing excellent leadership when it comes to recruitment.
Finding a player who could straddle the responsibility of being a goal threat and providing creativity would be the best solution, someone who can play behind Alfredo Morelos and link the midfield and attack, as well as finish chances under his own steam.
Obviously that’s difficult to find on a limited budget, but Rangers are easily a more attractive proposition for incoming talent right now than we were in the summer. We’re making waves on the European scene and have a decent chance of playing in the UEFA Europa League after Christmas.
Hopefully we can find the right man to make us forget all about Umar Sadiq.
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