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‘I can definitely see it happening’ – Rangers linked with three-goal attacker: Six-point opinion

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The transfer window is slowly getting into full-swing now and one player who could well be in demand is Bolton Wanderers striker Josh Magennis. 

Last season saw him bag three times in the Championship for a Bolton Wanderers side in absolute turmoil as they were relegated from the second-tier and with one year left on his deal there is a good chance he could be sold on.

One club heavily linked with a move for the 28-year-old are Scottish giants Rangers, according to the Belfast Telegraph, with Steven Gerrard looking to strengthen his attacking options ahead of the new season.

Having ran Celtic close for a large part of last season he will be determined to have a productive summer in order to try and edge past them.

But what should we make of this rumoured deal?

Tackling today’s six-pointer is FLW writer Louie Chandler…

Is he needed? 

“I don’t think it would hurt at all.

“With the future of Alfredo Morelos up in the air, Gerrard could find himself short up front unless striking reinforcements are brought in this summer.

“Jermaine Defoe is yet to kick into gear either so adding some more competition into the mix cannot be a bad thing at all.”

What is the main positive of his potential arrival? 

“He offers something different to Gerrard and the club.

“Whilst Defoe and Morelos have proven useful, neither has much of a presence in the air, unlike the big Northern Irishman.

“Magennis would give Rangers a different and more direct avenue to explore in matches next season.”

What are the drawbacks?

“It does not exactly scream ambition.

“Having ran Celtic close last season you get the feeling that the club could well have done with a bit more of a marquee signing in attack.

“Obviously spending will have to be watched and it could prove a very shrewd move but considering he is a player who has never shone much above League One level, it feels underwhelming.”

Would he start for the Gers? 

“I very much doubt it.

“In Defoe and Morelos they two far more exciting and proven strikers and it would be brave from Gerrard to bench either for Magennis.

“I imagine he would be used predominantly as an impact player, to be brought on when a change of approach is necessary.”

How much should they be looking to pay?

“Absolutely nothing more than a million.

“As mentioned above, he has never proven himself above League One level and despite having SPL experience, Rangers need to be clever here.

“It would be worth waiting to see how things play out at Bolton for now, as well.

Will it happen?

“I can definitely see it happening.

“Gerrard will want to strengthen his attack and Magennis represents a potential low-cost solution to that problem.”

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