Report: Rangers want Arsenal's Marcus McGuane; his advisors are keen on Ibrox switch

Marcus McGuane of Arsenal is tackled by Zenon Stylianides of Tottenham Hotspur during the Premier League 2 match between Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur at London Colney on March 3, 2017 in...

Glasgow Rangers are keen on signing youngster Marcus McGuane on loan, and an Ibrox move appeals to his advisors.

Marcus McGuane of Arsenal is tackled by Zenon Stylianides of Tottenham Hotspur during the Premier League 2 match between Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur at London Colney on March 3, 2017 in...Marcus McGuane

According to a report from The Scottish Sun, Rangers are keen on bringing Arsenal youngster Marcus McGuane in on loan during the January transfer window as Graeme Murty looks to bolster his squad.

The Gers go into 2018 third in the Scottish Premiership, three points off second place Aberdeen after their excellent performance away at Celtic on Saturday that saw the Gers perhaps unlucky to have to settle for a 0-0 draw.

Graeme Murty, Manager of Rangers looks on prior to the Scottish Premier League match between Celtic and Rangers at Celtic Park on December 30, 2017 in Glasgow, Scotland.

The winter break gives Rangers plenty of time to assess how they hope to get themselves back into the top two in the top flight, and they are already identifying potential targets.

The Scottish Sun reports that they are keen on 18-year-old McGuane, who is attracting attention from plenty of clubs at the moment, including Serie A leaders Napoli.

DOHA, QATAR - MARCH 24 :Marcus Mcguane of England and Ahmed Minhali of Qatar with Referees during the England and Qatar U 18 friendly match at the Aspire pitch on March 24, 2017 in Doha,...

While beating Napoli to his signature may seem a daunting task, The Scottish Sun adds that the teenager's advisors are keen to get McGuane a move to somewhere where he is likely to enjoy a good amount of game-time, and they are confident that Rangers will be able to offer that.

Talks are expected to take place this week, according to The Scottish Sun. While McGuane seems to be one of the youngsters Arsene Wenger has high hopes for - he has featured in two Europa League games this term - it would be no surprise if the Gers fans were less than inspired about the links.

If McGuane was being signed permanently, then how he would play during the coming months may not matter too much. But if they are only landing the player until the summer, he will need to hit the ground running to make the deal worthwhile. 

And with Manchester City youngster Aaron Nemane struggling to prove himself during his time on loan at Ibrox, McGuane may face an uphill battle, if he does sign, trying to prove that he is a worthwhile addition to Murty's squad.

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