Glasgow Rangers supervisor Michael Beale has given the squad a serious uplift throughout the summer time switch window, including some much-needed freshness after a interval of stagnation.
Eight players have arrived, whereas an additional eight have departed the Ibrox facet throughout what has been the busiest switch window in latest reminiscence.
The overwhelming majority of his enterprise seems to be performed heading into the 2023/24 Premiership season, nonetheless, may there be one or two gamers who arrive within the coming weeks?
Might Rangers signal Jack Clarke?
Rangers had been credited with an interest within the Sunderland winger final month in keeping with Soccer League World, though they weren’t alone, with Burnley, Everton, Wolverhampton Wanderers and Brentford all conserving tabs on the teenager.
The promising winger nonetheless has three years left on his present contract, suggesting a good charge would have to be provided to safe his signature – significantly with these at Turf Moor having not too long ago seen a £10m bid rejected.
With Ryan Kent departing Glasgow after 5 seasons and Style Sakala additionally linked with an exit, the left wing place may doubtlessly flip into an issue for Beale if he doesn’t add one other participant to his squad.
Might Clarke maybe be the best candidate for Beale to fit into that place and hyperlink up effectively with new signings Cyriel Dessers and Danilo?
How did Jack Clarke carry out final season?
The signing of Danilo from Feyenoord was actually essentially the most eye-catching out of Beale’s summer time arrivals, particularly with the spectacular marketing campaign he had for the Dutch champions in 2022/23.
The Brazilian scored 14 goals and grabbed 4 assists throughout all competitions as the previous Ajax gem showcased his ending abilities and this clearly impressed Beale, who pushed for his arrival.
The 24-year-old may actually profit from Clarke’s skills on the left wing ought to the previous Queen’s Park Rangers boss deploy a formation which requires two large gamers, and he was excellent final season for Sunderland.
The Black Cats failed to achieve the playoff remaining, nonetheless, the Englishman registered 20 goal contributions – 9 targets and 11 assists – throughout 45 Championship matches, indicating that not solely does he create probabilities for his teammates, however the winger additionally has a eager eye for objective.
Clarke additionally ranked third within the Sunderland squad for giant probabilities created (seven) within the league final time period, whereas rating second for profitable dribbles (two) and first for key passes (1.7) per recreation, displaying that he was a key issue for the membership throughout a number of attacking metrics.
He was lauded by former participant Noel Whelan throughout his spell at Leeds, who said: “He has bought an important capacity to glide previous gamers. I don’t suppose I’ve seen a winger actually as gifted as that, the place it seems easy, simply to take someone on and he actually does get you on the sting of your seat, he’s a kind of thrilling gamers.”
Beale may type a scary duo ought to Clarke and Danilo be let free in the identical crew, with their respective skills sufficient to present defenders nightmares.
The 6 foot starlet might have choices down in England, but Rangers may provide him Champions League soccer and a strong likelihood of profitable silverware, which may very well be too good an incentive to show down.