Rangers Among Four Clubs in Pursuit of £5.2m Serie A Transfer

Recent rumors have linked manager Philippe Clement to a potential replacement for Josh Doig. Despite already boasting two international left-backs in their squad, Rangers are reportedly considering reinforcing this position, with Doig once again making headlines in the transfer market.

According to reports from Calcio Mercato, Torino has expressed interest in signing the Scottish youth international. Initial contacts have allegedly been made with Leeds United, Monza, and Rangers. This speculation adds another layer to the ongoing uncertainty surrounding Ridvan Yilmaz, one of Rangers’ standout performers against Celtic.

Ridvan Yilmaz, although showcasing his abilities against formidable opponents, has faced persistent rumors about his future. Initially attributed to homesickness and later to his inability to displace Borna Barisic, the latest reports suggest that Philippe Clement might not see him as a key player. Yilmaz’s height has made him a target, especially against teams that don’t rely on direct, long-ball football.

Enter Josh Doig, a player who, according to the narrative, should have been signed before leaving Scottish football. The timing, much like the Aaron Hickey situation, wasn’t right as Rangers already had Calvin Bassey and Barisic in their ranks. However, with an alleged fee of over £5.2 million, similar to the potential cost of retaining Yilmaz, Doig could be a valuable addition.

For Rangers to entertain such a transfer, it seems contingent on certain conditions. An agreement similar to Yilmaz’s valuation would need to be reached, and Yilmaz himself might have to be sold. Having two players of such value competing for the same position could be seen as unnecessary. Moreover, the desire for more homegrown players aligns with Doig’s profile, offering both physicality for domestic games and European experience from his time in Italy.