As if Rangers did not have enough competition for the signature of St Mirren star Lewis Morgan.
The Daily Record reported that Old Firm rivals Celtic, Premier League outfit Swansea City and Championship duo Birmingham City and Nottingham Forest were all hoping to make a move for a winger who has attracted plenty of interest after scoring eight goals in 15 games for St Mirren in 2017/18.
And to make Rangers’ prospects of bringing the former Ibrox youth star back to Glasgow even more difficult, The Sun (22nd October, page 63) reports that MLS side New York Red Bulls are set to offer Morgan a rather tempting move across the Atlantic.
NYRB are also attempting to sweeten the deal by offering Morgan the chance to join Bundesliga high-flyers and affiliated sister club RB Leipzig on loan. The highly-rated wideman could go from the Scottish second division to the Champions League.
Rangers, then, may be concerned that history is about to repeat itself. The Daily Record reported in December 2016 that the Light Blues had attempted to sign another talented Scottish winger in Hearts’ Sam Nicholson.
The Edinburgh-born speedster, however, was instead enticed across to the MLS as the newly formed Minnesota United made their debut in the US top tier.
Scottish clubs are enduring enough pressures in the transfer market right now with wealthier clubs from below the border keen to pinch their brightest starts at every given opportunity.
Rangers, however, could be facing a new threat from the MLS. After missing out on Nicholson, could Morgan become the latest homegrown prospect to swap Scotland for a new start Stateside?