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Opinion: Glasgow Rangers should bring Scottish attacker back north of the border

Glasgow Rangers should look at the possibility of bringing ex-Scotland striker Steven Fletcher to Ibrox on a free transfer from Sheffield Wednesday this summer.

BBC Sport recently reported that the veteran Owls centre forward was one of three players to reject the Hillsborough club’s offer of a contract extension.

Rangers should look at landing Fletcher in a cut-price deal, especially as the striker has been in the form of his life during the 2019-20 campaign. 

The 33-year-old attacker scored a reasonable 13 goals in 27 Championship games for the Owls in the 2019-20 season.

Steven Gerrard has to decide if the Bosman signing would be a big asset to Rangers. It may depend on what other strikers become available. 

Fletcher began his career with Hibs and won the League Cup in 2007, before moving on to Burnley, Wolves, Sunderland and Marseille. 

He joined The Owls in 2016; he was their also leading goalscorer last season and played 138 games during his four-year contract.

He scored 10 goals in 33 games for Scotland but stopped making himself available after playing in the 3-2 home win over Israel in November 18.

With Fletcher’s aerial ability and strong target-man experience, you can bet others teams will be chasing his signature, if Rangers don’t pounce.

With uncertainty over Alfredo Morelos’ future in Glasgow, landing someone like Fletcher could be a shrewd piece of business.

Regardless of whether the Colombian is at Ibrox or not next season, boosting the Gers’ attacking options this summer is key for Gerrard’s men to challenge for silverware.

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