Glasgow Rangers have had an opening bid for winger Morgan Whittaker turned down, according to reports.
The Swansea City forward spent the first half of the season out on loan at Plymouth Argyle, but having been a standout performer during his spell at Home Park, has been recalled early with the Whites hoping to cash in for a decent fee this month.
Michael Beale appears to have identified the 22-year-old as a player he’d like to sign during his first window in charge at Ibrox, though the boss has reportedly suffered an early setback in his pursuit.
According to The Scottish Sun, Rangers have seen a £900k offer for Whittaker ‘knocked back’, with Swansea demanding at least £2m to let him leave.
The Derby-born talent has ‘no shortage of suitors’ following his impressive displays since the start of the term, and the Welsh outfit are happy to sanction his sale whilst his ‘stock is high’ to help generate transfer funds for new signings.
The Light Blues boss has made it a ‘priority’ to sign a winger this window, but Ross Wilson will have to ‘significantly increase’ the club’s proposal if they want any chance of landing him.
TIF thoughts on Whittaker to Rangers…
The 6 foot 2 colossus has posted 16 goal contributions in 29 outings across all competitions this campaign and was averaging 3.1 shots per game at Plymouth (WhoScored).
Whittaker would add a different dimension up top with his height in Glasgow, but the Scottish Premiership giants need to act fast if they want to beat their competition.