Rangers now ‘keeping an eye’ on ‘incredible’ £10m star at Ibrox

Rangers are “keeping an eye on” Sunderland striker Ross Stewart’s contract situation as Michael Beale looks to add to his squad at Ibrox during the January window, transfer insider Dean Jones has told GiveMeSport.

The two-time Scotland international’s deal at the Stadium of Light expires at the end of the season.

Rangers transfer news – Ross Stewart

According to journalist Pete O’Rourke who was writing for Football Insider, Rangers have been told that a fee of £10m will be enough to convince Sunderland to let Stewart make the move to Ibrox in January.

The same publication says that both the Gers and Middlesbrough are monitoring the situation of the 26-year-old, who is yet to commit to a new contract at the Stadium of Light.

The Glasgow giants are on the lookout for forward additions in the upcoming transfer window, with Alfredo Morelos seemingly unlikely to sign a new deal at Ibrox and could therefore be on his way out of the club come the end of the season at the expiry of his £33k-per-week contract in the summer.

The Northern Echo reported back in April that the Gers were interested in making a move for the 6 foot 2 striker ahead of the summer transfer window, but a move didn’t transpire with the club signing Antonio Čolak instead.

And Jones has confirmed that Rangers are monitoring the situation ahead of what could be a potential January swoop for Stewart, who has previously been dubbed as enjoying an “incredible” season last time out by former Sunderland boss Alex Neil.

What has Jones said about Rangers and Stewart?

When asked about Rangers’ transfer stance on Stewart, Jones told GiveMeSport: “They do like him and that’s particularly in line with the fact that so far, he hasn’t signed a new contract at Sunderland. So, they’re keeping an eye on the situation.”

Would Stewart be a good signing for Rangers?

Stewart has enjoyed a solid start to the campaign with Sunderland in their return to the Championship, having scored six goals and provided three assists in just eight appearances this season, according to Transfermarkt.

An average WhoScored rating of 7.77 for his Championship showings this season makes the Scotsman the Black Cats’ highest-ranked performer by some distance so far this, with second-best Jack Clarke achieving an average score of 6.95.

With Beale having managed Queens Park Rangers in the Championship for the majority of the first half of the campaign, the current Gers manager will know all about the threat that Stewart poses to defences and may feel that his addition at Ibrox can help transform the team, in what is likely to be a transitional transfer window for the club.

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