3 replacement options for Josh Windass if Rangers sell him to Cardiff
The Premier League new boys are eager to get a deal done quickly for the 24-year-old, who scored 18 goals in all competitions for the Gers. New Rangers manager Steven Gerrard would prefer keeping Windass at Ibrox following his impressive performances last season but he could be left with no option if Cardiff triggers the midfielder’s release clause.
Should Neil Warnock’s Cardiff meet Windass’ buyout clause, Rangers would have funds, which Gerrard should use astutely to sign a replacement for the playmaker.
That being said; here are three players Gerrard should consider if Cardiff snap up Windass.
Luciano Narsingh (Swansea City)
Swansea City were relegated from the Premier League last season and Narsingh could be one of the many players expected to quit the Liberty Stadium in the summer. In that case, Rangers should look to sign Narsingh.
Blessed with explosive pace, trickery and creativity, the 27-year-old wide man would add a lot of potency to Rangers’ attack. Capable of operating on either wing, Narsingh’s pace and direct running can cause a lot of headache to the best of defences in the Scottish Premiership.
The Dutchman is operating at the peak of his powers and so, Gerrard should think about luring him to Ibrox from Swansea this summer.
Jarrod Bowen (Hull City)
Bowen was one of the rare shining lights for Hull City in an otherwise miserable campaign last term.
The 21-year-old enjoyed a breakthrough campaign in the 2017-18 season and scored 15 goals. He took the Championship by storm last season and finished as Hull’s top goalscorer.
At such a young age, Bowen showed his versatility and durability last season, playing in 43 games across all competitions for the Tigers.
It won’t be easy for Rangers to sign him but if they can manage it, he could be quite an investment at Ibrox.
Harry Wilson (Liverpool)
Harry Wilson is highly-rated at Liverpool and Gerrard will be well aware of the youngster’s talents.
The 21-year-old spent the second half of last season on loan at Hull City and was on fire, scoring seven goals and providing four assists in 13 Championship outings.
Rangers must bolster their attacking options in the summer to compete with Celtic next season, and Wilson will add a lot of pace to the Gers’ front line, while he could break open defences with his scoring pedigree.
Wilson, who is a very versatile player, would prove to be an asset for Rangers.