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Rangers make move for Premier League striker – Sky Sports

Glasgow Rangers are making a transfer deadline day move to sign Burnley forward Matej Vydra, according to Sky Sports.

The Gers are embroiled in a title wrangle with fierce rivals Celtic and have looked to bolster Steven Gerrard’s squad in the mid-season window.

Rangers are overly reliant on Alfredo Morelos for goals in the final third, while Jermain Defoe picked up an injury recently that leaves the Ibrox outfit short of options in the final third.

Vydra joined Burnley from Derby County in the summer of 2018 but has endured a tough time on Turf Moor, making only 19 Premier League appearances in 18 months – with just three starts.

Rangers could potentially offer the 27-year-old an avenue to increased first-team football, with the Czech forward having the attributes and experience to have a big impact in Scotland.

It remains to be seen where Vydra would fit in at the Gers when Morelos is fit and available, with the Colombian the Scottish top flight’s most deadly marksman and a talisman for Steven Gerrard’s side.

However, the latest report suggests that Rangers are embroiled in negations with Burnkey and hope to conclude a deal for the striker soon.

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