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12/1/2023 | 09:15pm
The January transfer window has opened and Glasgow Rangers have been linked to a number potential signings to boost their squad.
After replacing Giovanni van Bronckhorst in the break for the 2022 World Cup, Michael Beale will be taking part in the club’s first window as manager. He is yet to sign his first team manager contract.
The English head coach might want to increase his team’s chances of success in the Premiership and cup competitions during the second half.
A recent post by Alan Nixon, a journalist on Patreon, indicates that the Gers are interested signing Gue-Sung Cho at Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors.
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They are however likely to be challenged by MLS side Minnesota and rivals Celtic in Glasgow, as well as Bundesliga outfit Mainz, making it a tough deal.
Rangers would Gue-Sung Cho make a great signing?
Beale could finally ditch one of the current liabilities within his Rangers squad – Kemar Roofe – by working with Ross Wilson to beat off interest from other clubs to secure Cho’s signature.
Roofe was previously linked to Sheffield Wednesday last summer and could be allowed to leave the Gers by the head coach by bringing in a striker.
The Light Blues are not confident in the Jamaican centre-forward because he has suffered from consistent injury and fitness issues while at Ibrox.
Roofe has been absent from competitive matches since the 2020/21 season. Roofe has had seven separate health issues. He has been absent for a whopping 56 games in that time and this means that essentially, he has missed more than an entire season’s worth of games in the space of two-and-a-half campaigns.
Cho has been able to play in three of the last season’s competitive matches despite being injured. Cho could be a better choice than Beale worrying about whether Roofe will be available.
The South Korea international’s goalscoring record also suggests that he has the potential to be an excellent addition to the Light Blues squad.
In the 2022 campaign, the 24-year-old, who was hailed as an “internet sensation” by The Athletic’s Daniel Taylor, scored 17 goals and provided five assists in 31 appearances in the K League 1, whilst averaging a Sofascore rating of 7.33.
Cho could provide an additional goal threat to the side, while also being a reliable option to Roofe. This is as good a reason for Beale not to sign the ex-Anderlecht man in the coming weeks.