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Rangers must battle Celtic to sign Brighton's Aaron Connolly

Aaron Connolly of Brighton & Hove Albion F.C. celebrates his goal

Rangers need a new striker after Umar Sadiq's loan was cancelled.

Steven Gerrard, Manager of Rangers looks on prior to the UEFA Europa League Group G match between Villarreal CF and Rangers at Estadio de la Ceramica on September 20, 2018 in Villareal,...

Rangers boss Steven Gerrard has made no secret of the fact he wants to sign a new striker.

The Gers only have two senior forwards at the club, Alfredo Morelos and Kyle Lafferty, after Umar Sadiq's unsuccessful loan was smartly cancelled.

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Rangers need to consider all their options, and this should involve rivalling Celtic for striker Aaron Connolly.

 

Republic of Ireland youth international Connolly is on Brighton's books and his impressive performances this season have turned heads.

He is starring in the under-23's Premier League 2, where he is the top scorer in the whole division with 11 goals.

The Sun report Celtic are interested in Connolly, who is also interesting Manchester City and Hoffenheim.

Aaron Connolly of Brighton & Hove Albion F.C. celebrates his goal

Rangers have had their eye on Liverpool's Dominic Solanke, but he appears to be heading to sign with Crystal Palace on loan.

Connolly could get a unique football experience playing under Steven Gerrard.

He made his debut at Brighton at 17 in a cup game but has not had opportunities since.

If he is available on loan then Rangers should be competing to sign him, and they could get one over on rivals Celtic in the process too if they can get him signed.

22nd August 2017, The Amex Stadium, Brighton, England; Football League Cup Second Round; Brighton and Hove Albion versus Barnet; Aaron Connolly of Brighton is body checked by David Tutonda...

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