Rangers must secure move for Josh Onomah

Glasgow Rangers will be hoping to add a couple of fresh faces to their squad this month, and there is hope that Michael Beale might not be far away from making his first signing at Ibrox in the January transfer window.

According to Sky Sports, the Light Blues have held positive talks over a possible move for Todd Cantwell, who is reportedly in favour of a move to the Premiership giants.

Beale will surely be especially keen on securing moves for a couple of midfielders this year, especially with Scott Arfield, Steven Davis, and Ryan Jack all out of contract at the end of the campaign.

Another player who has been linked with a move to Ibrox since Beale took charge is Fulham midfielder Josh Onomah, and Rangers could repeat their Steven Davis masterclass by luring the 25-year-old to Glasgow this month.

Rangers have actually completed a Davis masterclass on two occasions, signing him for the club in January 2008 from Fulham and again 11 years later from Southampton, with both moves proving to be extremely popular with many supporters.

His first spell at the club saw the Northern Irishman win six trophies before he left Ibrox to join the Saints. Fast forward to 2019, when Steven Gerrard managed to secure his services as he made the move to Glasgow in January once again and became an integral part of the team which won the club’s first league title in a decade in 2021.

His influence has perhaps waned this season, though, starting just three times in the Premiership campaign up to this point.

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Onomah could also secure a move to Rangers during January and, like Davis, he is a central midfielder who has struggled for game-time in recent months, playing just 13 minutes of Premier League football this season.

Last season was a different story, though, with the player living up to Mauricio Pochettino’s praise, his former Tottenham manager having previously dubbed him “a special player”.

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Indeed, he registered four goal contributions in 20 Championship matches as Fulham won promotion to the Premier League. He made 0.6 key passes and 1.3 tackles per game while also being successful with 67% of his attempted dribbles, showing his class in numerous aspects.

Beale could secure his services on the cheap considering that Onomah is out of contract in the summer, and there seems little doubt that he could be a shrewd mid-season recruit in the mould of Davis by coming to Ibrox.