The Gers won’t forgive Michael Beale for Rejecting a ”Phenomenal” that would’ve brought Rangers £86m – He has scored 10 goals and provided six assists in 21 Premier League games

The Gers won’t forgive Michael Beale for Rejecting a ”Phenomenal” that would’ve brought Rangers £86m – He has scored 10 goals and provided six assists in 21 Premier League games

The Gers won’t forgive Michael Beale for Rejecting a ”Phenomenal” that would’ve brought Rangers £86m – He has scored 10 goals and provided six assists in 21 Premier League games

Glasgow Rangers are still on track to complete a spectacular treble, and given where the Ibrox side was in September under Michael Beale,

winning the Premiership this season could be one of their greatest feats.

The Gers lost three of their first seven league games under the current Sunderland manager, and he was finally fired,

with Philippe Clement replacing him.

While the football was not pretty, and Beale failed to win a title during his disastrous ten-month tenure,

the Englishman did make a few excellent additions for the team.

Beale signed Jack Butland, Todd Cantwell, and Nico Raskin, all of whom have made significant contributions, particularly the first two.

may he have missed out on another great talent during his early days in charge,

which may have changed the second half of the 2022/23 season?

The Rangers missed out on Cole Palmer in 2023.

After taking over from Giovanni van Bronckhorst in the end of 2022, Beale led Rangers to nine wins and a tie in his first ten matches,

although he was eager to strengthen the team during the last weeks of the January transfer window.


According to the Sun, Rangers had a loan agreement for Cole Palmer rejected by Manchester City during the last days of the transfer window because he still had a role to play under Pep Guardiola in the second half of last season.

Several other teams also passed up the opportunity to sign the brilliant Englishman on loan, and it definitely appeared to be an ambitious move by Beale at the time, but if Palmer had signed, there is no doubt that he would have significantly strengthened the Ibrox first team group.

The teenager went on to make a handful of games for City near the close of the season, and he collected winners medals in the Premier League, FA Cup, and Champions League, showing that it was clearly the best move for him to remain with the club.

Despite appearing to have a good future at City, Palmer was moved to Chelsea last summer, and the move appears to have helped the youngster, particularly because he has received more regular game time.

What happened with Cole Palmer?

The 21-year-old joined Chelsea for a £40 million transfer price at the start of the 2023/24 season, and it appears to have been a wise decision, especially given his start in London.

Palmer, praised as “exceptional” by previous manager Guardiola, appears destined to reach the pinnacle of the game if he maintains his present form – now valued at €100 million (£86 million) by CIES Football Observatory.

So far this season, the Englishman has 12 goals and nine assists for the Blues, and he is impressing after being given regular opportunities in Mauricio Pochettino’s starting lineup.

Indeed, among the Chelsea squad, Palmer is ranked first for goals and assists (16), as well as leading the rest of the team in terms of shots on target per game (one), big chances created (eight), and key passes per game (1.5), demonstrating that he is now one of the squad’s best players.

Not only that, but Palmer is ranked in the top 10% of his positional peers for progressive passes per 90 (6.3), as well as in the top 10% for assists per 90 (0.36) and the top 24% for shot-creating actions, indicating that he is not only shining for his team, but also among players in a similar position across Europe’s top five leagues.

These statistics clearly support the notion that he would have been a tremendous success if he had joined Rangers last season, even if just on a temporary basis, and that he could have been an upgrade over Cantwell.

Todd Cantwell’s Season in Numbers

Who knows what would have occurred if Beale had signed Palmer on a six-month loan from Glasgow, where he dazzled. Could the Gers have signed him for another season-long deal?

It appears incredibly impossible, but if the club had done so,

there is little doubt the 21-year-old would have been a far superior choice than Cantwell this season.

The former Norwich City sensation has improved in recent weeks and has already scored five league goals in his previous eight top-flight matches, extending his tally to six goals this season.

This is still six behind Palmer’s total, but Cantwell currently ranks fourth among the Ibrox squad in the Premiership for goals and assists (eight),

as well as sixth for shots on target per game (0.8), eighth for big chances created (three),

and seventh for key passes per game (1.6), demonstrating that, while he springs to life during matches,

he can be inconsistent at times, which is something that needs to be worked on.

However, against Ross County on Wednesday evening, the 25-year-old was outstanding, playing in his natural number 10 position.

Cantwell not only made four critical passes during the game, but he also generated two major chances, took four shoots,

and completed two of his four dribbling attempts.

The only thing lacking was a goal or an assist, but his performance was nice on the eye,

and Clement would undoubtedly have been happy to see him perform at such a high level.

Todd Cantwell in the Premiership since joining Rangers 2022/23 2023/24
Goals 6 5
Assists 4 3
Big chances created 5 3
Key passes per game 1.3 1.6
Shots on target per game 0.6 1.1
Stats via Sofascore

While missing out on Palmer was a setback for Beale last season,

the Englishman has moved on to better things since joining Chelsea for £40 million last summer,

relishing the demands of being a regular in the starting lineup.

His recent success demonstrated that Rangers had a lock on the youngster who is now thriving in the top level,

and he could have made all the difference as the Gers struggled at the close of the 2022/23 season.

If he continues to succeed under Pochettino, he may soon be plucked from Chelsea,

since he possesses all of the qualities required to shine for much larger clubs. There is no dispute about that.

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