Mark Warburton is looking to add a striker to Ibrox ranks. Gregory would be perfect for Rangers.
Rangers boss Mark Warburton has enjoyed a productive summer so far
Rangers' summer business is 80 per cent complete, according to manager Mark Warburton.
The 53-year-old has signed eight new faces already but told the club's official website on Tuesday he hopes to add another two, with a striker - one who's not been linked in the press - in his sights (the Scotsman).
Despite the flurry of Ibrox arrivals, Warburton has recruited economically so far, with only Lee Hodson, Jordan Rossiter, Matt Crooks and Josh Windass requiring (mostly minor) fees. But is this a tightening of the purse strings? Or a precursor to something big?
Former Liverpool teenager Jordan Rossiter is one of Rangers' stand-out recruits
There are obvious limits to how big Rangers could go. And no club will appreciate that more than they, given the events of the previous five years.
The likes of Danny Ings and Will Grigg, whose names might have drawn in the punters, are in reality nothing short of fantasy. Both would require multi-million-pound fees, not to mention generous pay packets, and are unlikely to view Rangers as a step up at this moment in time.
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There is one player, though, who might be in reach.
Sky Sports reports that Gregory, who scored 26 goals last season, has handed in a transfer request at The Den, following interest from Championship side Rotherham United, who've seen a £1.2 million offer turned down (10:41).
With a year to run on his contract, the Lions are likely cave at some point - which you suspect will be closer to their alleged £2 million valuation. And Rangers should push the boat out.
Lee Gregory celebrates one of his 26 goals for Millwall last season
Not only does Gregory's record speak for itself - he previously scored 89 goals in 135 appearances for Halifax Town, where Jamie Vardy was one of many strike partners - he has both the pace and persistence to trouble defences, while his 6 ft 2 in frame would add some much-needed variety to Warburton's front line.
Financially speaking, Gregory would be Rangers' biggest summer signing. But he might also be their best.