Rangers must move for Matty Taylor after report highlighted his six-figure buyout clause

Rangers manager Mark Warburton

A recent report suggested that Glasgow Rangers were interested in signing the League One striker.

Rangers manager Mark WarburtonRangers manager Mark Warburton

A recent report in the Daily Mirror has suggested that Rangers are amongst the clubs hoping to sign Bristol Rovers striker Matty Taylor, and with the report adding that he has a buyout clause worth less than £1m, he surely has to now be Mark Warburton's number one target during the January transfer window.

Rangers surely have to sign a forward at the next opportunity. The Gers are the joint lowest goalscorers in the top six of the Scottish Premiership and no player has scored more than three times in the top flight this term.

And their situation may be about to become even more desperate as The Scottish Sun suggests that Martyn Waghorn could leave Ibrox in January.

Should they lose Waghorn, they will arguably not get a better chance to sign such a prolific striker for less than £1m.

Matty Taylor of Bristol Rovers celebrates at the end of the matchMatty Taylor of Bristol Rovers

Taylor has been fantastic since joining the Gas and has shown at every level he has played at, that he has the ability to find the back of the net.

His 27 goals in League Two last season made him the Football League's leading scorer, and despite stepping up a level this term, he looks to be well on course to make it an even better campaign this time around, having already scored 15 times in 23 games in all competitions.

Oxford's Jake Wright and Bristol Rovers' Matty Taylor in action

Though the amount of interest in Taylor - the Mirror reports that Rangers are one of five clubs monitoring his progress - may normally lead to a bidding war, the 26-year-old's reported buyout clause should ensure that does not happen. 

And Mark Warburton can surely use the fact that the Gers are more likely than the likes of Brighton, Wolves and QPR - who are some of the other interested parties (via Mirror) - to be playing European football in the near future as a way of convincing one of the Football League's most ruthless forwards to lead the line at Ibrox. 

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