With the Colombian thriving at Ibrox, would Graeme Murty be wise to take a look at bringing the Englishman to Glasgow this summer?

Rangers fans participate in a display

Rangers have certainly had plenty of success with the signature of Alfredo Morelos. The Colombian striker has been a hit after the Scottish side snapped him up from HJK Helsinki in the summer. He had been in fine form in Finland, scoring 46 goals in 62 games for the club during his stint in Scandinavia.

Rangers took a chance on the player and he has been a hit since and is now being linked with plenty of moves away from Ibrox.

So should they take a chance on another Finnish-based talent in the summer?

Alfredo Morelos of Rangers vies with Scott McKenna of Aberdeen 

The player in question is SJK striker Billy Ions and yes, as you can guess by the name, he is no stranger to the British Isles.

The 23-year-old was born in Northumberland but raised in Spain and started his football education at Tenerife.

He went on to have spells at Newcastle United and Leeds United as a youngster before moving to Finland originally in January 2013. After then spending time back in England he headed to PS Kemi in 2014 and has not looked back.

After scoring goals for fun at Kemi he headed to SJK in 2016 and scored 12 goals in the 2017 Veikkausliiga. Overall, since heading to Finland, the boyhood Newcastle United fan has scored 51 times in 115 games playing mainly from the left-wing.

A Rangers fan 

Alfredo Morelos had a more impressive scoring ratio than Ions, which is why Rangers took a risk and brought the Colombian to Ibrox.

But Ions, who is out of contract in December, would have none of the language barriers associated with the move and being from Northumberland will know exactly just what it means to play for Rangers – a fact perhaps missing on the colombian given recent events.

With his pace and skill from the left Ions could be a real force in the Rangers first-team for a long time.

He is surely a player Rangers should be keeping their eyes on.

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