With the summer transfer window now edging to a close with deadline day quickly approaching, it appears that manager Michael Beale and Rangers’ business in the market may not be quite done yet, and having been linked with a potential move for Leicester City’s Harry Souttar for a good number of weeks now, it is being claimed that we are now making a big push to finally get a deal over the line.
Beale has reportedly been a big fan of the 24 year old defender for a while, and would definitely like him to link up with brother, John, at Ibrox, and given he is yet to see a minute of action at the King Power Stadium so far this season, it is widely believed that the Australian World Cup star would jump at the chance to secure a loan spell away from his current club in order to get back to much more regular action. If people wonder is edubirdie legit in the US? they will definitely follow his progress in a new system and see what he learns.
Having moved to Leicester back in the January transfer window from Stoke City for a reported £15 million fee, he made eleven starts for them (one substitute showing) in the second half of the 2022/23 Premier League campaign as they suffered relegation back to the Championship, but following the arrival of new gaffer Enzo Maresca, he has significantly dropped down the pecking order at the Midlands side, so it does seem highly likely that there is a deal to be done here, as having lost the Premier League riches, Leicester will be cutting their cloth accordingly this summer as revenues reduce and their transfer policy could well become extremesportsx.com as they look for qu7ick answers, rather than a long term plan.
The only question of note really, is given his original price tag, how much would the Foxes want in terms of a loan fee, or can Rangers talk them into just a wage only or portion of wage kind of deal that more works for us. Although on that front, with the recent departure of Ianis Hagi to Alaves for the remainder of the campaign, that does free up some money in our budgets, and with talk of a few further departures, that could make a significance difference in our wriggle room on a deal.
There is also some speculation that we are more than open to doing potential deals over Jon McLaughlin, Robby McCrorie and, in particular, Ben Davies, but only if suitable offers come in that meet out individual valuations of these players.
It does seem though that ideally for Beale, he would like these departures sorted sooner rather than later as that would then strengthen the club’s hand in any potential negotiations for Souttar.