Rangers Review writer Jonny McFarlane doesn’t feel that Ross Stewart is the man to lead the line at Ibrox.
McFarlane was speaking following a report from the Northern Echo on Monday which stated that Rangers had identified the Sunderland striker as their ‘number-one’ target in the event that current centre-forward Alfredo Morelos leaves the club.
With Morelos heading into the final year of his contract, Ross Wilson will be trying desperately to tie the 25-year-old down, but given that Stewart has just 12 months left to run on his own deal, perhaps this could be the right time to invest.
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McFarlane gave his take on the situation facing Giovanni van Bronckhorst this summer when speaking on the Rangers Review YouTube channel.
He said: “Even if he [Morelos] was to depart, I don’t think Ross Stewart would be seen as the guy to replace Alfredo Morelos at all.
“Ross Stewart is someone that Rangers have looked at, that’s quite clear, and he is a good player.
“I don’t think he’s a Rangers priority target. I don’t think he would be seen as the guy that would come in and be the main man. I think he would be seen as part of a rebuild of the strikers, whereby he’s in with a group of players who can add goals.”
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The former Ross County, St Mirren and Alloa Athletic frontman netted 26 English League One goals in 49 appearances last term, and given his prolific season, it isn’t hard to see why Rangers would be admirers.
Wycombe boss Gareth Ainsworth, who the Scotsman scored against in the play-off final, labelled him an “excellent prospect”, and at 25, it now seems time that he shows his worth at a higher level, with European football potentially giving the Gers the edge when it comes to negotiations over other suitors.