Rangers are closing in on a loan deal for Leicester City midfielder Andy King, according to reports in the English media. The Welshman is said to be travelling to Glasgow today for talks about a potential switch.
Supporters on Twitter are not sure a move for the 30-year-old is a good idea, considering the number of midfielders manager Steven Gerrard already has at his disposal:
Cracking signing if true.
— 🇬🇧Liam🇬🇧 (@LiamWATP18) August 14, 2019
Gerrard says he’s got 5 midfielders in his interview today n possibly looking for 1 more so it’s 2 in every position was his words today
— cecelia jones (@cesjones2502) August 14, 2019
Makes a grand total of 0 sense
— Josh🏴🇬🇧 (@J_RFC62) August 14, 2019
If he's injury free then it's a decent signing
We'll need enough players to win all 4 competitions this season 😉😎
— Stuart Smith (@stuart723) August 14, 2019
If Andy King signs then that’s another decent midfielder to rotate and give others a rest while maintaining a good level of first team players.
— OnTheRoadToNirvana (@JHC17626935) August 14, 2019
We seem to be shopping in Waitrose,while rest of Scottish football is trawling Lidl and Aldi 🔴⚪️🔵
— Steven (@bod_1970) August 14, 2019
He's decent but nothing more than a squad player imo. I think Jack, Davis, Kamara and Aribo are all superior. I'm a fan of Docherty so I hope King coming in doesn't reduce Greg's role this season
— Linus (@LBoudra) August 14, 2019
I don't see the need …..but I trust Gerrard implicitly
— Billzebub (@itsoorbilly) August 14, 2019
Midfielders for days….
— Big G 🇬🇧 (@RFCGW) August 14, 2019
— Ben 🇬🇧🏴 (@BenReid1872) August 14, 2019
The argument can be made that you can’t have too many good players in your squad. However, it does seem like one area of the pitch where the club already have a number of different options.
Joe Aribo and Steven Davis have been added this summer to a midfield that already has Ryan Jack, Glen Kamara and Greg Docherty. Where King fits into things, it remains to be seen.
The Wales international is a box to box midfielder with an eye for goal and you can read a more in-depth profile here.