Aberdeen striker Bojan Miovski is good enough for Rangers with the striker impressing in the Scottish Premiership.
At least, that is the view of Tam McManus, the former Hibernian, Dundee and Falkirk defender speaking to PLZ Soccer about the future of a man who has been nothing short of a revelation since he arrived in Scotland for a bargain fee of just £600,000.
Bojan Miovski, Aberdeen’s lethal, North Macedonian marksman, scored 18 times during a fabulous debut season at Pittodrie. He is already halfway to matching that tally this term too.
And McManus is in no doubt that the instinctive, intelligent Miovski can make the step up from Aberdeen to one of Scotland’s Old Firm giants.
Aberdeen’s Bojan Miovski tipped for Rangers
“I think he is a really good player. A really good striker,” McManus argues. “Celtic or Rangers, I think he is of that level.
“I think he can go in there and contribute to Celtic and Rangers. I am not trying to sell him, but I think Aberdeen would struggle to hold onto him because he is still scoring goals in a team that is pretty poor, at the minute, and inconsistent.”
It is not just the number of goals, meanwhile, but the variety of them which has caught McManus’ eye.
“(Miovski) gets all types of goals,” adds the former Scotland U21 international. “He can run in behind. He is clever. I think he is a really, really talented player.”
‘Really, really talented’
The chances are that Rangers will be in the market for a new number nine sooner rather than later, particularly with Cyriel Dessers continuing to make a mockery of his eye-watering £5 million price-tag.
Aberdeen would demand a similar fee for Miovski. Football Scotland believe he is valued at a minimum of £4 million. But the former MTV Budapest frontman has, at least, proven himself a reliable goal-getter in the Premiership, and the same cannot be said of many of the forwards currently at Philippe Clement’s disposal.
Rangers, according to reports, could look a little further afield for attacking reinforcements in 2024. Fluminense’s Colombia international Jhon Arias is an alleged target.