McGuane would be excellent loan signing for Rangers

Rangers manager Graeme Murty during the Scottish Premier League match between Celtic and Ranger at Celtic Park on December 30, 2017 in Glasgow, Scotland.

The Arsenal youngster has been linked with a temporary move to Glasgow Rangers

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...

The January transfer window is open and Rangers will be looking to add to their squad as they aim to close the gap on Celtic and Aberdeen.

One player who has been linked with a move to Ibrox is Arsenal youngster Marcus McGuane, with the midfielder a candidate to join on loan, as reported by The Scottish Sun.

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Although his only prior experience of senior football consists of two substitute appearances for Arsenal in the Europa League this season, McGuane could well prove to be an inspired signing for Rangers and would provide them with greater steel in midfield.

DOHA, QATAR - MARCH 24 :Khaled Saleh Mohammed of Qatar in action against Marcus McGuane of England during the England and Qatar U 18 friendly match at the Aspire pitch on March 24, 2017 in...

Hugely effective at breaking up play, McGuane, an England youth international, is also excellent at playing short, snappy passes to his team-mates.

McGuane is not the most spectacular player but he is able to perform simple tasks very well indeed and is extremely hardworking, while, despite being just 18, he also has good leadership qualities.

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,...

Earlier in the season McGuane filled in at centre-back for Arsenal U23s, which helped to improve his overall game, while he has also shown at that level that he is capable of providing a significant threat in an attacking sense.

McGuane is out of contract at Arsenal at the end of the season and if he was to impress at Rangers and a deal suited both parties it wouldn't be entirely surprising if he joined the club on a permanent basis.

For now, though, a loan move to Rangers could work out very well for McGuane, with Scottish football offering the ideal platform for plenty of teenage talents before him.

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