Rangers linked with 22-year-old goalkeeper, but do they need him?

Jonathan Klinsmann

Rangers are interested in signing Jonathan Klinsmann in the summer transfer window, according to The Scottish Sun.

The report claims the Gers watched the 22-year-old goalkeeper in action for Hertha Berlin’s second-string side in their 2-0 defeat to Lokomotiv Leipzig last Friday night.

The former USA Under-20 international goalkeeper is out of contract at Hertha in the summer, and Rangers reportedly want to bring him to Ibrox on a free.

Klinsmann is a very good and promising young goalkeeper, but Rangers do not need someone like him.

After all, the Gers have enough goalkeepers, both experienced and young, and adding the American is not going to make much of a difference to the Scottish Premiership club.

Allan McGregor is the undisputed first-choice goalkeeper at Rangers, and Wes Foderingham is an able back-up.

Moreover, Jak Alnwick is set to return from his loan spell at Scunthorpe United, and the 25-year-old former Newcastle United player is a good goalkeeper.

If Rangers want a young goalkeeper, then manager Steven Gerrard need not look any further than Andy Firth.

He should be looking at areas other than the one between the posts, such as a striker should Alfredo Morelos leave or a goalscoring attacking midfielder who can learn off of Steven Davis.

Firth is also 22 years of age, and it would make more sense for Rangers if they were to promote the Englishman.

Aidan McAdams is also returning from his loan spell at Annan Athletic, and Gerrard should look at the 20-year-old Scotsman first before bringing in players such as Klinsmann.

Avatar

Author: chris darwen