Former England striker Kevin Phillips has urged Charlton Athletic forward Lyle Taylor not to move to Rangers.
The 30-year-old has been linked with the Gers in recent weeks amid the striker’s contract coming to a close at the end of June. Charlton manager Lee Bowyer admitted that he would be leaving, and that Taylor had played his last game for the club.
Taylor has had an excellent season for relegation threatened Charlton, and despite playing in just 22 games of the campaign, the Montserrat international has netted 11 times for the Addicks.
A move is on the cards in the summer, although Phillips firmly believes that the forward should reject Rangers due to the lack of game time that Taylor could potentially receive should he move to Glasgow.
Speaking to Football Insider, Phillips said: “He can go to Scotland but if Morelos stays and Defoe stays – does he get in front of those two? I do not think he does at the moment.
“From the player’s point of view, if you are going to leave, go to a club where you will play week in, week out and continue doing what you have been doing.
“He is rated very highly. I want to see him playing regularly wherever he is next year.”
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It’s an interesting one, and if he wants to further his career in a short-time over the next couple of years than perhaps he should move to a club that will guarantee him a starting berth week in week out.
At Rangers, that would all depend on whether the Gers were to sell Alfredo Morelos as the Colombian is one of the hottest strikers in the United Kingdom when he’s in form.
Taylor is now 30, and it’s hard not to agree with Phillips’ comments, he has to go and play regularly in his next move and continue to show his goal-scoring ability.