Glasgow Rangers could see their chances of qualifying for the Europa League boosted by the arrival of striker Umar Sadiq from Roma, before the first leg of their opening tie against FK Shkupi on Thursday, according to the Evening Times.

Steven Gerrard has been busy in the transfer market already this summer, as he looks to put together a squad which is capable of competing both domestically and in Europe in the upcoming season.

He has already brought seven players through the door at Ibrox, and it appears an eighth signing is on the horizon, with Roma forward Sadiq expected to be signed ahead of Rangers’ maiden voyage into Europe in this campaign on Thursday evening.

Gerrard has spent much of his time since taking up his new role looking for a target man that can link the attacking moves his side create, and after weeks of searching it appears he has found his man.

The Nigeria under-23 international is set to arrive in Glasgow for a season-long loan, and could even feature in some capacity on Thursday evening, should the Gers complete the paperwork for the move by Wednesday.

Sadiq will join the likes of Connor Goldson, Jamie Murphy, Allan McGregor, Jon Flanagan and Scott Arfield as new signings at Ibrox, and will give Gerrard a new look team to take into his first managerial combat with.

Should the tall 21-year-old complete the switch to Glasgow, Rangers will be getting an exciting young talent who has impressed out on loan with NAC Breda in the Eredivisie earlier in the year.

Gerrard saw his side win their final preparation match for the Europa League clash on Friday night, when they pasted English League Two side Bury 6-0, and if he can have a new striker in his ranks for the Ibrox clash on Thursday it would be the icing on the cake.


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