Rangers missed a trick on player comparable to Salah, £3m gem who’s outscored McCausland in 23/24 

Rangers missed a trick on player comparable to Salah, £3m gem who’s outscored McCausland in 23/24

Rangers have let a young winger who is currently in England get away with it.

Although Glasgow Rangers did not sign a big-name player during the January transfer window, Oscar Cortes and Mohamed Diomande both joined the Ibrox team, demonstrating Philippe Clement’s ability to identify and develop young talent.
The players’ initial response to Scottish football has been encouraging, but it remains to be seen if they can adapt. Over the coming months, as the Gers aim to win the Scottish Cup and Premiership, they may prove to be important members of the team.
Last month, Clement did miss out on adding a few new faces to the team, particularly considering that a gifted winger was consistently linked to the team during the transfer window.

The Rangers’ January schedule

Although a large-scale player departure was unavoidable to finance Clement’s transfer goals, the supporters at Ibrox had high expectations for more than three new arrivals, particularly given their attacking unit’s injury issues.

Danilo and Abdallah Sima are both expected to miss extended periods of time due to injury, and the Belgian manager might regret not adding one or more players with an attacking mentality.

According to TEAMtalk, the Gers were supposedly considering a winter transfer for Vitesse Arnhem’s Million Manhoef during the early stages of the transfer window.

According to the outlet, the Light Blues would probably have to pay a transfer fee of around £3 million for any move, but considering the financial circumstances surrounding the Dutch team, this seemed like a wise investment.

Given his Eredivisie performances, Feyenoord was also interested in the 22-year-old. However, as the transfer window closed, it became clear that the Gers would not be able to sign him in time for the second half of the season.

In fact, Stoke City moved quickly to bring him to England; they announced his signing for an undisclosed sum last week on transfer deadline day.
Given that he has more goals this season than Ross McCausland, Clement may come to regret passing on the Dutchman.

The stats for Ross McCausland’s season

Due to injury concerns, the youthful winger has made quite an impression this season and established himself as a first-team regular under Clement.

The Northern Irishman has only missed one game since making his season debut against Aris Limassol in the Europa League back in October, demonstrating his value as a player.
In fact, the 20-year-old has contributed to 23 games with two goals and three assists. Although he occasionally fades into the background and loses effectiveness, his performance will improve with more senior experience.

Since mid-October, McCausland has more than proved to be the right wing specialist, and Clement has demonstrated his willingness to play young players if they are talented enough.
But only Scott Wright is qualified for the role in the event of an injury, which could put Clement in a difficult situation.
This possible issue could have been resolved if Manhoef had been signed when the team was first mentioned in January, especially because he is an even more potent goal scorer than McCausland.

This season’s statistics for Million Manhoef

In 33 Eredivisie games in 2022–2023 the Dutch winger notched nine goals and five assists, establishing himself as one of Vitesse’s primary goal threats.
Even though the Dutch team is currently in last place in the top flight, he carried over his form into the current campaign and scored four goals for them.

Million Manhoef
Million Manhoef

This is two goals more than McCauasland scored, and Manhoef was probably a more encouraging role model for his teammates, given that his four goals accounted for 31% of their team score in the 2023–2024 season.
The winger demonstrated that he is more than just a proficient goal scorer by averaging 1.4 crucial passes per game in the league for Vitesse. He also created one big opportunity and succeeded with 2.5 dribbles per game, which is an amazing return.

Stoke do have a player who, if he settles in the Championship, could significantly increase their attacking output. His style is unquestionably similar to Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah.

Million Manhoef is comparable to Mohamed Salah

Jacek Kulig, a football talent scout, made this claim after profiling him last year as he became a player to watch out for.
Kulig asserted that Manhoef and Salah are both right-wingers with an excellent eye for goal. WhoScored reports that Manhoef and Salah are equally skilled at finishing and making crucial passes, which means they can both score a lot of goals and open up opportunities for their teammates.
Another reason both players are so dangerous in the attacking third is that they both like cutting in and driving towards the opposing penalty box.

Although it is a bit dramatic to suggest that the Dutchman might be the next Salah, their similar styles of play make it quite evident that the Stoke winger was Clement’s personal interpretation of the Anfield master.

The young player was also praised highly by Rangers Journal founder Kai Watson, who went so far as to call him a player with “electrifying pace” and “confidence on the ball,” both of which are exceptional qualities that would have made him an Ibrox favorite had he joined the team.

Manhoef is another talent that Rangers lost out on, and if he continues to improve and becomes a huge success at Stoke, there’s no doubt Premier League teams will be vying for his signature.

Over the years, the club has regretted adding a few players, some of whom have gone on to be touted for lucrative transfers to the English Premier League.

With the arrivals of Diomande and Cortes, it’s possible that Clement’s management will no longer overlook players with exciting potential. This could mark the start of a new and enhanced transfer policy at Ibrox.

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