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The Glasgow Rangers will be secretly pleased with how their transfer window went in the summer, but if there’s one criticism to be made it’s the fact that they didn’t sign a genuine box-to-box midfielder.
What was the story?
Reports He recently revealed that the Rangers were interested in signing Patrik Hrosovsky from KRC Genk on an initial loan agreement with the option to buy before the transfer deadline.
Would you sign Patrik Hrosovsky after bringing in Bongani Zungu?
According to Czech outlet iSport, Steven Gerrard’s side tried to secure his services in the summer. However, a move did not materialize, as Genk rejected his advances.
It is claimed that the Belgian giants refused to budge on their £ 3.5 million since they were only willing to sell to the Slovak directly. It is unknown if the Rangers will return with another offer for the 28-year-old, as they ended up signing Bongani Zungu on loan from French Ligue 2 Amiens at the end.
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However, Ross Wilson would do well to approve a move for Hrosovsky, as it would not only provide competition and cover for Steven Davis, but also offer an alternate threat in attack, in a similar vein to Rangers legend Giovanni van Bronckhorst.
Primarily a left back for most of his career, Van Bronckhorst was deployed as a defensive midfielder during his time at Ibrox, as Dick Advocaat gave him the license to move forward and create opportunities.
Like Van Bronchorst, Hrosovsky has a penchant for scoring goals from midfield. Valued at £ 3.15 million via Transfer marketIn nine Jupiler Pro League appearances, the Slovak international has scored one goal and provided two assists so far this season, while averaging 1.9 tackles and 1 interception per game via Who scored.
In comparison, both Davis and Zungu are managing fewer tackles per game in the Scottish Premiership this season, according to Who scored. The central midfielder, a former teammate of Ianis Hagi, has bagged twice and two assists in total for the Belgian club, which is more than Zungu achieved during his time in Amiens.
These kinds of numbers would be welcome in Glasgow and if it becomes available again in the not too distant future, Wilson must strike while the iron is still hot.
And in other news, Steven Gerrard must bank Glasgow Rangers forward Alfredo Morelos for the foreseeable future …