Rangers: Pete O’Rourke could see club making a move for Jerry Yates

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It’s no surprise that Rangers are interested in striking a deal with Blackpool for the services of striker Jerry Yates.

That is according to Pete O’Rourke, who was speaking to This is Futbol about the latest news from Ibrox. 

According to The Scottish Sun, Rangers are interested in a deal for the £5m-rated Yates in the January transfer window, but will likely face competition from multiple clubs with Premier League sides Bournemouth and Brentford interested in the 25-year-old marksman. 

The same article suggests that a January move could be on the cards, with the striker likely to lose value next summer with his contract expiring at Bloomfield Road in 2024. 

And O’Rourke believes that Yates may be a signing Rangers have to look at if Alfredo Morelos lets his contract run down and expire this season.

He said: “I’m not surprised that Rangers and other clubs are looking at him because he’s obviously in good form, and it’s maybe a position that Rangers might have to look at – especially if Alfredo Morelos doesn’t sign a new contract and moves on.”

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TIF Thoughts on O’Rourke’s comments…

We think that Yates, who has been described as “immense” by Blackpool reporter Sean McGinlay, would be a smart signing for Rangers in January, with the striker likely to provide an alternative option to Antonio Colak.

The Doncaster-born striker has scored nine goals and provided two assists in 17 Championship appearances for the Tangerines this season, ranking him as the top goalscorer in the Championship as it stands.

Therefore, for a small fee of £5m, we think that it would be a no-brainer for the Glasgow giants to make a move for a proven goalscorer, who at just 25 could still improve to become a leading marksman in Scotland.

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