Rangers are interested in signing Adam Armstrong from Blackburn Rovers during this summer transfer window.
This summer, Rangers have seen several footballers approaching the last year of their deals linked with moves to Ibrox, Danilho Doekhi and Joseph Okumu in the back-line, missing out on Dejan Ljubicic for midfield but also being successful with the additions of Sheffield United’s John Lundstram and Oostende’s Fashion Sakala.
Rangers had an impressive season as they won the Scottish Premiership without losing a single game. Steven Gerrard wants to strengthen the squad during this summer transfer window.
There are several possible targets for the future, one such footballer being Blackburn Rovers striker.
The English centre-forward has 300 senior games and 100 goals to his name, playing mainly in the Championship but with Premier League experience to his name when Adam was at Newcastle United, the striker is now in the last 12-months of his deal and will be eligible to speak to teams outside of England in winter to discuss a pre-contract move.
Valued at nearly £16m, Armstrong won’t be short of offers, but Rangers have a head start because of cross-border regulations.
The 24-year-old centre-forward is likely to have a choice of two types of team; ones looking to get promoted out of the Championship or a bottom half Premier League club.
We’ve already seen how persuasive Steven Gerrard can be and, with the prospect of automatic group stage football in the Champions League next campaign, there is no reason why, as in the case with Lundstram and Sakala, that the Gers can’t fight off opposition in “higher” leagues to land an in-demand footballer.
Young, but experienced, proven track record, good sell-on potential, knows the British game and available on a pre-contract, Adam ticks a lot of the boxes that our sporting director looks for in a footballer, don’t be surprised if Armstrong is one of many names currently on a list sitting on his desk.
Meanwhile, according to Glasgowtimes, James Maxwell is close to joining Ayr United on loan for the rest of the campaign, as the defender seems to push himself closer to Rangers first-team.
U19 Scotland international, who spent last campaign with Queen of the South, has appeared for the B side this campaign so far but is unlikely to be involved this afternoon with East Stirlingshire.