Rangers should reignite Ali Crawford interest before Hibs make decision on whether to target Hamilton ace

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Glasgow Rangers have previously been interested in bringing Ali Crawford to Ibrox, so is this summer a good time to make a move?

According to a report from HITC Sport back in January, Rangers wanted to sign Hamilton ace Ali Crawford and had made contact with their Scottish Premiership rivals regarding a deal.

While that move never took place and the Gers now have a different manager in place, The Scottish Sun's recent suggestion that Hibernian could move for the 25-year-old should tempt Pedro Caixinha to reignite the club's interest before he heads elsewhere.

Celtic's Virgil van Dijk (L) in action with Hamilton Academical's Ali CrawfordHamilton Academical's Ali Crawford

Crawford undoubtedly has plenty of talent, and demonstrated a glimpse of his quality to the Rangers fans with a fantastic goal at Ibrox during the opening league game of last season.

That strike would be one of eight that Crawford would score in the top flight last season, while he would also contribute four assists for Accies - making it the third consecutive season at the highest level that he has reached double figures in terms of having a direct hand in league goals. 

Caixinha has already overseen a number of signings during this window, but Rangers' Europa League defeat hints that the squad could need time to gel, so perhaps adding more players with recent Scottish Premiership experience could be beneficial.

And with Crawford demonstrating that he is able to contribute plenty of end product from midfield, there is surely an argument to suggest that Rangers may regret not acting during this window if Hibs decide to cement their interest with a bid, as he could arguably be a great player to have amongst the squad.

Rangers manager Pedro Caixinha before the matchRangers manager Pedro Caixinha

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