For a reported £2m, Arsenal's Chuba Akpom is just what Rangers need

Kristoffer Haraldseid of Norway is tackled by Chuba Akpom of England during the European Under 21 Qualifier match between England U21 V Norway U21 at Colchester Community Stadium on...

Chuba Akpom is reportedly set to leave Arsenal, but Rangers must make a late move.

Chuba Akpom of Arsenal celebrates after winning a penalty which lead to his sides second goal during the EFL Cup Third Round match between Nottingham Forest and Arsenal at City Ground on...

Arsenal striker Chuba Akpom is reportedly closing in on a move to Greek side PAOK this summer for a bargain fee of just £2million, but Rangers should do all they can to throw a spanner in the works and lure him to Ibrox.

Goal claim the 22-year-old is closing in on a move to the Greek Super League side, after his loan spell in Belgium with Sint-Truiden proved successful with six goals in 16 games.

With only a year remaining on his contract, the England youth international is allowed to leave and for the bargain fee of just £2million with Unai Emery unwilling to give him a chance in the senior side.

 

And at such a low figure, Rangers should do all they can to bring the speed machine to Ibrox, with doubts continually surrounding the ability of Alfredo Morelos.

The Colombian has got off to a slow start this season, but did score his first goal of the season last time out against NK Osijek before following that up in a pre-season friendly against Wigan with another strike.

The Gers have signed Umar Sadiq on loan from AS Roma, but the need for another striker if obvious - with Steven Gerrard submitting an offer for Hearts and ex-Gers forward Kyle Lafferty.

Chuba Akpom of England celebrates as he scores the winning goal during the International Under 20 Tournament match between U20 Netherlands and U20 England at Sportpark Skoatterswald on...

Chris Sutton described the potential signing of Lafferty as underwhelming on BT Sport, and Gerrard needs to sign a striker who can excite fans - a player that is showing huge potential, explosive speed and an eye for goal is perfect.

Step forward Akpom, who would be the perfect alternative to Morelos' power and Sadiq's height, by offering blistering pace in the final third. Having three strikers who can all offer something different is crucial, especially if Rangers make the Europa League group stages.

Akpom's speed also allows him to play out wide and that versatility, along with the aforementioned traits, would make him an absolute bargain signing at just £2million.

Santi Cazorla of Arsenal celebrates with teammate Chuba Akpom of Arsenal after scoring his team's fourth goal from the penalty spot during the Barclays Premier League match between Arsenal...

Register for ARSENAL team updates

Register for HITC Sport - Daily Dispatch