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‘I’m not convinced’ – Rangers eyeing transfer swoop for seven-goal Championship man: Opinion

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Rangers are said to be interested in signing Bolton Wanderers and Northern Ireland striker, Josh Magennis according to the Belfast Telegraph. 

The forward wasn’t in the best of form for the Trotters last season, as they were eventually relegated to League One after a poor season on and off the field.

But he will be full of confidence heading into next season, after scoring the winner for Northern Ireland in their Euro 2020 qualifier against Estonia.

He will surely have an eye on a move elsewhere, with journalist, Marc Iles recently revealing that Bolton have only got nine senior players registered ahead of next season.

Rangers are hoping to bolster their attacking ranks ahead of next year’s campaign, and they evidently see Magennis as one of the players that can make a difference for them.

Steven Gerrard’s side will be hoping that they can challenge Celtic for the Scottish league title next season, with the Bhoys recently completing the treble.

But would Magennis be a good signing for Rangers?

We discuss….

Jacob Potter: 

“I’m not convinced.

“Magennis hasn’t exactly set the world alight with Bolton in recent years, and Rangers surely need a striker with a better record in front of goal.

“There are better options out there for Steven Gerrard’s side, that’s for sure.”

Louie Chandler: 

“This seems like a very underwhelming move.

“Magennis has proven himself in League One, and did ok in the Championship last season but is that really the standard Gerrard is looking for?

“Perhaps if he is going there as a squad player it would make sense but it seems like an odd one to me.”

Kealan Hughes: 

“Rangers should be targeting players a lot better than Magennis.

“He will do a steady job in the SPL but he is hardly the type of player to spur them on in Europe and he’s not even a match for an ageing Jermain Defoe.

“Magennis scored just seven goals in 45 appearances last season, the last of which came at the beginning of January, and he has never shown he is up to Rangers’ standards.”

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