If Kean Bryan does as well at Rangers as he did during a loan spell at Oldham Athletic last season, we could be looking back on this deal as one of the best in Scotland this time next year.
According to the Scottish Sun on Thursday, Rangers are close to making the 21-year-old Manchester City youngster their eleventh signing of a busy summer. It is expected that Bryan will sign a three-year deal worth around £2.5 million.
And, although coy, manager Steven Gerrard confirmed after the narrow 1-0 Europa League qualifying first-leg win in Osijek that he is indeed keen to sign the versatile centre-back.
“I’ve got nothing to say on it at the moment because he’s not our player, but there is an interest," he told the Daily Record.
But what can Rangers fans expect from a player who has not made a single first-team appearance in the colours of Manchester City? Well, Oldham fans are the right people to ask.
The Latics were relegated from League One last season but the fans’ memories of Bryan remain untainted. He made 32 appearances for Oldham, scored two excellent goals and ended the campaign as their Young Player of the Year.
If Bryan can replicate this impact at Ibrox, he could be a big success.
Class for us mate, can play comfortably in midfield or centre back. Really professional, great passer and decent from set pieces too! Good signing I reckon— Danny Taylor (@dan_taylor12) July 26, 2018
Great news for you lad was hoping u would be back with latics but on to bigger and better things best of luck kean from all US at oafc— James marland (@marland_james) July 26, 2018
He can play in a number of places left mid left back center back and can also score goals have a look at his goal against Fleetwood last season on you tube the game your looking for is Fleetwood v Oldham— James marland (@marland_james) July 26, 2018
Natural progression for a talented player, did well for us..good look at Rangers— Woz Ingham (@Wozz77) July 26, 2018
Athletic, reads the game well for a young un and can pick a pass..can play at the back or in midfield..#goodplayer— Woz Ingham (@Wozz77) July 26, 2018
Good luck! Brilliant player for Oldham last season, hopefully see you wearing the shirt again in the future!— Reece Timperley (@ReeceBulbb) July 26, 2018
Hits a decent free kick as well as being calm decent passer likes to get forward but fast enough to get back great player for us, turned up to a few away games and stood with the fans when injured at end of season quality that— mixer of tapes (@dougweez) July 26, 2018
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