What’s the talk?
Transfer inside Pete O’Rourke has suggested that Rangers’ potential Champions League campaign could help them to seal a deal to sign Cameron Archer on loan for the 2022/23 season.
He told GIVEMESPORT: “Rangers will be hoping that regular first-team football and the chance to play European football might give them the edge over several Championship clubs who are also keen on him.”
talkSPORT reporter Alex Crook Tweeted earlier this month: “There is a lot of interest in AVFC striker Cameron Archer including Rangers, Boro and Watford.”
Supporters will be delighted
Ibrox supporters will be delighted by this claim as it suggests that Rangers will be leading the race to sign him on loan, should he become available in the coming weeks.
The link with Steven Gerrard may also work in the club’s favour as the Villa boss, obviously, knows the Gers inside and out and will know that Archer will have a chance to develop whilst playing with the pressure of trying to win trophies for a big club.
Fans will be excited by the prospect of the attacker arriving in Glasgow as his form in the 2021/22 campaign suggests that he has the potential to be an excellent addition to Gio van Bronckhorst’s team.
He spent the first half of the campaign with Villa and caught the eye with four goals in two EFL Cup appearances, whilst also making two cameos in the Premier League. The gem also produced a whopping six goals and two assists in four EFL Trophy outings in that time.
This earned him a loan move to Preston in the English Championship and he managed seven goals and one assist in 18 starts in the second tier.
Archer ended the season with 17 strikes and three assists in 24 starts for Villa and Preston combined. This shows that he has the quality to make a huge impact in the final third, by finding the back of the net on a regular basis.
At the age of 20, he also has the potential to improve and develop over time. This means that he is a player who can grow over the course of the 2022/23 campaign, with fans able to enjoy watching his progress as he hopefully scores plenty of goals for the club.
Therefore, Gers supporters will be keen to see Ross Wilson strike a deal for the centre-forward and will now be hoping that their Champions League qualifiers will be enough to convince him to make the switch to Scotland.