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Gers have £35m prototype in ranks after confirmed Premier League move for World Cup winner(REPORT)

Liverpool have just picked up a bargain in £35m man Alexis Mac Allister, however, in Rangers Todd Cantwell, they could have got someone to do the same job for a fraction of the price.

One has been a World Cup winner and the other languished on the bench in the Championship earlier in the season but there is a striking similarity between the two.

Analyst Ben Griffiths has compared players from around the world and new Liverpool signing Alexis Mac Allister has a stunt double in Rangers Todd Cantwell.

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The model that Griffiths has used is one that clubs all over the world will adopt.

It narrows down the search and it allows recruitment teams to focus scouting rather than employing a scatter gun approach of watching a large number of games hoping to discover the next Erling Haaland.

How Alexis Mac Allister has Rangers double in Todd Cantwell

In terms of the numbers, when looking for an Alexis Mac Allister replacement, Rangers star Todd Cantwell comes second out of 2759 players across 105 leagues, including the most elite.

A similarity score of 80.2% shows that they share a lot of similar traits needed to be a top quality midfielder.

Rangers fans have seen already what Cantwell can do and will be excited at the prospect of seeing a full season of him under Michael Beale.

With Ryan Kent away, playing in a free role in and around the front three seems to be his best position and has proven that he can add the numbers that we have been missing.

There will be times that the former Norwich City midfielder will drop into a deeper role, however, Cantwell’s work rate means that he can be more effective if he has less responsibility in defence.

A dominant display against Celtic perfect proof of where he should play most of his football.

You never know, if he maintains the form he showed in the second half of the season, we could also see a £35m cheque, making its way to James Bisgrove’s desk before too long.

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