12 players linked to Rangers, plus the summer transfer rumour which came true

‘Tis the season for transfer speculation – and when the Old Firm is concerned, there’s plenty to go around.

Steven Gerrard and Ross Wilson have already recruited three players to Rangers - but they've been linked with many more in the summer transfer window (Photo by Rob Casey / SNS Group)

Rangers and Steven Gerrard have been linked with a whole host of names from around the country – and around the globe in recent months as they look to defend their 55th Scottish league title – and add a 56th.

Fashion Sakala was an early recruit, as was Nnamdi Oboforh, on pre-contract deals before the season concluded and more signings have been anticipated this summer.

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Here we look at some of the names who’ve been attached to Steven Gerrard’s side across various outlets and platforms thus far as the ‘silly season’ of speculation, in-the-know and transfer talk heats up.

Dutch under-21 midfielder Abdou Harroui is entering the final year of his contract at Sparta Rotterdam and has been linked with Ibrox - but also Leeds United, Brighton and Lille according to reports in Holland.

Some alleged targets have already fallen by the way-side but one long-term rumour has already borne fruit this summer. Could there be another?

Will there be any more among this list pitching up at Ibrox before September and the signing season ends?

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Linked back in January, Rangers denied they were in for Coventry's Hamer in the winter transfer window but stories suggesting a move resurfaced in late May.
The Peterborough winger will know Glasgow given younger brother Karamoko has plied his trade here with Celtic and Siriki has been linked with both sides of the Old Firm numerous times this year - but no club has matched the English side's valuation, yet with Fulham and Sheffield United also said to be keen.
The Scotland international was credited with Ibrox interest when he was at Dunfermline a year ago - before moving to Hibs. Links to Birmingham and clubs in Russia have followed after a decent start to life in the top flight - and Old Firm links have never been far away and re-surfaced this week.
Heerenveen midfielder Joey Veerman has attracted interest from across Europe with Rangers named amongst his admirers in May. However Dutch colleagues advised him to stay in the Eredivisie but he seemed to be edging towards a move to Serie A with Atalanta keen this week.
Reports in Nigeria have said Rangers were monitoring Swedish Young Player of the Year Alhassan Yusuf, who plays for IFK Gothenburg earlier this month.
Ajax and Excelsior trained defender Danilho Doehki was linked to a move to the SPFL champions back in April. The Dutch under-21 is currently at Vitesse Arnhem where he contributed to one of the tightest defences in Europe.
Back in April Nottingham Forest and Rangers were reported to be duking it out for Middlesbrough striker Britt Assombalonga - with Rangers even agreeing a deal according to reports. However that didn't transpire because the striker joined Adana Demirspor last week, where he'll partner Mario Balotelli.
Both sides of the Old Firm had been linked with Wigan's young Scottish striker since late 2020 - and other big names including Tottenham and Arsenal were listed too. But Rangers talk cooled in late spring before Joseph finally moved on from the Latics last month - he joined Championship side Swansea City.
Prolific goalscorer Jonson Clarke-Harris was apparently watched by Rangers last season, according to his club Peterborough United - but Barry Fry has warned it would have to take a "good offer" to prise the striker from Posh.
Striker Roko Simic - son of Croatian international Dario - has been dubbed the 'next Erling Haaland' in his homeland and was linked to Rangers at the tail end of last season. Former Ibrox striker Nikica Jelavic (pictured) has given the forward the stamp of approval after they both worked together at Lokomotiva Zagreb.
The next Alfredo Morelos is how Juan Alegria has been dubbed given his nationality, position as a striker and route through football from Colombia to Finland just like the in-demand Rangers striker did. The 18-year-old FC Honka player has been linked with a move to Ibrox for months and emulating his Copa America countryman.
Subject of rumours with Rangers for almost a year, Sheffield United midfielder John Lundstram's transfer to Ibrox was confirmed this week - with Rangers seeing off some of his fellow English Premier League rivals for his signature in a move Steven Gerrard said would bring "steel and presence" to the team.

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