Why Rangers should make a move for Swansea speedster Nathan Dyer
Swansea City winger Nathan Dyer appears to be heading towards the exit door at the Liberty Stadium. Dyer is yet to feature for Graham Potter this season and has attracted interest from Scottish giants Rangers (h/t the Wales online).
The Swans, who were relegated from the Premier League last term, are well stocked on the flanks, with Potter having the likes Jefferson Montero, Joel Asoro, Luciano Narsingh, Barrie McKay, Wayne Routledge and Daniel James in his ranks. Given the options Potter has in the wide department, he could allow Dyer to depart Liberty Stadium on loan.
Steven Gerrard has spent sky-high this summer to reshape his Rangers squad in order to compete in all tournaments. Despite bringing in a lot of fresh faces, Gerrard could take one last dip in the transfer market following Jamie Murphy’s season-ending knee injury.
In that case, getting Swansea attacker Nathan Dyer could be massive for Rangers as he has all the attributes to be a good addition to the squad. Dyer has played at the highest level in England, hence the experience needed to excel in the Scottish Premiership would be there.
Dyer would bring a lot of pace, trickery and potency to the Rangers’ attack, whilst providing stiff competition to the likes of Scott Arfield, Daniel Candeias and Ryan Kent. The fact that Dyer is one of the fastest players in the Premier League would hold him in great stead in a new league.
The 30-year-old speedster is decent when it comes to crosses and that would make him a great option to have. Dyer lacks physicality though, but if his pace is used well, he could be an attacking weapon that could give defenders constant nightmares.
Rangers really need to strengthen if they are to do well in the Europa League, which is the real test for Gerrard. The Gers have been out from European competitions for some time now and Gerrard knows he has to get his side up and running, failing which he could be in for some stern criticism.
With the likes of Jefferson Montero, Wayne Routledge, Joel Asoro and Barrie McKay all ahead of Dyer in Swansea’s pecking order, seeking greener pastures is definitely the best move for the 30-year-old, and there is no doubt he wouldn’t hesitate to join the Gers in a deal that would be beneficial for all parties.
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Dyer would be a shrewd acquisition and being just 30-years-old, he still has a lot to give to a Rangers side looking to make waves in Europe under their new manager.