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WILL THIS ASSIST KING MAKE HIS WAY TO RANGERS?

Blair GibsonJanuary 25, 2017News0 Comments

Rangers would kickstart their Scottish Premiership season by signing Barnsley assist master Marley Watkins, after he handed in a transfer request.

Sky Sports revealed that the 26-year-old attacker could leave Paul Heckingbottom’s Championship highflyers before the end of the transfer window.

As the Gers continue to be outscored by their Old Firm rivals Celtic, here are three reasons why Watkins would help bolster Mark Warburton’s attacking ranks at Ibrox.

Assist master

Watkins has been in magnificent form for the Tykes this season. Providing Barnsley’s creative edge in the final third, the former Inverness winger has produced an eye-catching eight assistsin 23 Championship encounters as he becomes renowned for his dangerous crossing ability and precision when looking to unlock a defence. As well as scoring six goals this season, Watkins’ penetrative attacking performances could give the Gers an innovative extra dimension in attack.

Six months remaining on contract

It comes as no surprise that the Gers are lacking in transfer funds. Making a total of 13 signings this season, Warburton has only spent money on one of those; the £1.5million transfer of Joe Garner. Other signings have been on a free transfer or on loan, with Warburton’s two newest recruits coming in on a temporary basis in Jon Toral and Emerson Hyndman. With Watkins’ contract at Oakwell entering its final six months, the winger is likely to be available in a cut-price deal with less than a week remaining in the transfer window and a bargain deal would suit the Ibrox club.

22-year-old’s future in doubt

Barrie McKay has been reportedly interesting high flying Bundesliga outfit RB Leipzig, as the ambitious German side continue to scour Europe for the brightest young talents. McKay has cropped up on that list, after the Gers played a mid-season friendly against Leipzig, which resulted in a 4-0 loss. With a £6million transfer being touted, Watkins could be brought in to replace the 22-year-old as a like-for-likereplacement. Offering experience in the Scottish Premiership with Inverness, Barnsley’s number 15 could make Gers fans forget about their academy product very quickly, if McKay was to leave.

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The first seven words of that story depress the life out of me :lol: 

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7 minutes ago, BridgeIsBlue said:

The first seven words of that story depress the life out of me :lol: 

I know :lol:

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"Sign me! Sign me!"

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Would defo take him but that article is nothing other than a suggestion piece.

Ipswich and Bristol City are after him tho so he prob wants to stay in the championship. Would like to see us make a move for him.

On a side note, Barnsley fans must be raging. Thats Winnall away, with Hourihane, Bree and Watkins about to follow. Shite January for them.

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Would be an ideal replacement for McKay tbh looks like he can spot a pass, put in a decent cross & is out of contract in July so can get him at a reduced cost.

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Is this someone suggesting we go for him? Or is there actual interest from us?

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11 minutes ago, Jb85 said:

Is this someone suggesting we go for him? Or is there actual interest from us?

I'm sure there was some interest in the summer.

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What the fuck is going on at Barnsley? I think 4 players have left this window or nearing that.

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35 minutes ago, ben51 said:

What the fuck is going on at Barnsley? I think 4 players have left this window or nearing that.

Yip and winall went for an undisclosed fee but apparently it was a pathetic deal

I think they may be in trouble. Hope hot though as I don't wish that on any team.minus a few exceptions. 

Seem to have had a good season as well. Feel for their fans as its apparent four of their best players who are off

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Next level signing if it happens 

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We were linked with him a season or 2 ago. 

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3 hours ago, King_gazza said:

WILL THIS ASSIST KING MAKE HIS WAY TO RANGERS?

Blair GibsonJanuary 25, 2017News0 Comments

Rangers would kickstart their Scottish Premiership season by signing Barnsley assist master Marley Watkins, after he handed in a transfer request.

Sky Sports revealed that the 26-year-old attacker could leave Paul Heckingbottom’s Championship highflyers before the end of the transfer window.

As the Gers continue to be outscored by their Old Firm rivals Celtic, here are three reasons why Watkins would help bolster Mark Warburton’s attacking ranks at Ibrox.

Assist master

Watkins has been in magnificent form for the Tykes this season. Providing Barnsley’s creative edge in the final third, the former Inverness winger has produced an eye-catching eight assistsin 23 Championship encounters as he becomes renowned for his dangerous crossing ability and precision when looking to unlock a defence. As well as scoring six goals this season, Watkins’ penetrative attacking performances could give the Gers an innovative extra dimension in attack.

Six months remaining on contract

It comes as no surprise that the Gers are lacking in transfer funds. Making a total of 13 signings this season, Warburton has only spent money on one of those; the £1.5million transfer of Joe Garner. Other signings have been on a free transfer or on loan, with Warburton’s two newest recruits coming in on a temporary basis in Jon Toral and Emerson Hyndman. With Watkins’ contract at Oakwell entering its final six months, the winger is likely to be available in a cut-price deal with less than a week remaining in the transfer window and a bargain deal would suit the Ibrox club.

22-year-old’s future in doubt

Barrie McKay has been reportedly interesting high flying Bundesliga outfit RB Leipzig, as the ambitious German side continue to scour Europe for the brightest young talents. McKay has cropped up on that list, after the Gers played a mid-season friendly against Leipzig, which resulted in a 4-0 loss. With a £6million transfer being touted, Watkins could be brought in to replace the 22-year-old as a like-for-likereplacement. Offering experience in the Scottish Premiership with Inverness, Barnsley’s number 15 could make Gers fans forget about their academy product very quickly, if McKay was to leave.

Where did this Shite article come from some US sports mag? With shite like this he could be offered a job with the daily rhebal ......ffs naff pish.

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3 hours ago, Theulstervolunteer said:

Where did this Shite article come from some US sports mag? With shite like this he could be offered a job with the daily rhebal ......ffs naff pish.

We do continue to be outscored by the tims though? And if McKay leave we'll need a replacement. So 2/3rds of what you highlighted is true.

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