December 5, 2022

Blackpool are ready to sell top scorer Jerry Yates to the highest bidder — with Rangers heading the race.

The Seasiders have slumped into the Championship drop zone and their money men will be looking for £5million.

Yates, 26, has hit nine goals so far this season and Blackpool could get an auction going to raise cash for signings.

Rangers are keen, although their valuation is only expected to be around £2m.

Premier League duo Brentford and Bournemouth have also been linked with Yates.

Its’ thought they both had scouts at Bloomfield Road last month when the ex-Rotherham kid struck twice in a 4-2 win over Preston.

West Brom and Watford also ran the rule over Yates, who still has two years left on his contract.

He’s arguably enjoying his best ever season.

Having joined from the Millers in 2020, Yates fired 20 goals to help Blackpool back up to the championship.

But he bagged just eight in 38 matches last term as the Seasiders finished 16th,

Rangers are anxious for more threat up front – amid rumours boss Giovanni van Bronckhorst is under pressure.

Big rivals Celtic are nine points clear in the Scottish Premiership.

And ex-manager Steven Gerrard, plus Rafa Benitez, have been tipped for the job.

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