Three big reasons Rangers boss Caixinha should sanction improved £1m Jamie Walker offer

General view of Ibrox - Rangers

Glasgow Rangers continue to be linked with the Hearts winger and they should fork out the additional £400,000 to get a deal done.

According to a report from the Edinburgh Evening News, Rangers have seen offers of £500,000 and £600,000 rejected by Hearts for winger Jamie Walker, and if Gers boss Pedro Caixinha is smart he will fork out the additional £400,000 it will take to seal a deal for the 23-year-old.

While Rangers will not want to pay any more than they have to for the winger,  there are three very big reasons why they should simply get a deal over the line having initially tested the water.

Perhaps most importantly, Walker is a damn good player, as his 15 goals and seven assists last season proved.

Rangers need more creativity and goal threat and their latest target possesses both in abundance.

He is also Scottish, and while a player's nationality does not dictate their talent, Rangers' fans will no doubt be keen to see some homegrown talent arrive with Caixinha shopping predominantly in his homeland of Portugal thus far.

The new Gers boss is obviously targeting the players he knows and trusts, but Walker's signing would add another Scot to the line-up and that will be vital as Rangers bid to overturn Celtic at the top of the table and ensure Caixinha's tenure is a long and successful one.

Hearts' Jamie Walker celebrates scoring their second goal

The signing would also be permanent, easing some of the concerns surrounding the loan arrivals who may only be at Ibrox for a short period of time.

Walker is young enough to make his mark at Rangers over a prolonged period of time, unlike a player like Bruno Alves, whose quality is undeniable but whose time at the top is running out.

Caixinha has sorted the deals that he knew he could get over the line relatively easily.  Now it is time he convinces the Rangers hierarchy to pay what it takes to get Walker in so he can start his pre-season preparations as soon as possible.

New Rangers manager Pedro Caixinha during the press conference

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