Another day, another eventful 24 hours at Ibrox. Most Bears are pretty much glued to the airwaves to find any nugget of news going down Govan way, and today is no different.
The latest on Steven Gerrard is the 37-year old Liverpool legend is said to be currently in Glasgow negotiating terms of management. It appears yesterday’s slaughter at the hands of Celtic did little to dent his interest in the job, and if Rangers can fulfil his demands, this one could well get pushed through even before the end of the week.
The biggest curiosity is that money and budget are NOT meant to be conditions, and that Rangers and Gerrard are on the same page on that. As for what the terms actually under discussion are, well your guess is as good as ours, folks. Conjecture would suggest league position targets, silverware expectations, and how much control he would have over signing choices.
Meanwhile James Tavernier emerged as an Everton target over recent days, with the current Rangers captain once again being linked down south. However, the Toffees are said to be in competition with Burnley and Swansea, and with that kind of suitor, Rangers can certainly expect several million for him should those three be serious with their interest.
Expect a tweet from Tavernier in due course denying any desire to leave.
In other news, after Scott Arfield reportedly sealed his pre-contract to Ibrox, fellow EPL target James McArthur’s switch to Govan is looking more doubtful following reports that Crystal Palace are ready to offer him a new deal to remain in London. It had seemed likely that the boyhood Rangers fan was going to follow suit and sign a pre-contract, but recent news has thrown a spanner in those works and Rangers may lose out.
It does seem like this season is going out with a whimper and has been written off already by everyone at Ibrox. Hopefully we finally get on the right track by the summer.