The past 24 hours have gotten even more intense down Ibrox way.
Let’s try to sum up where we are with regards…well…everything.
Steven Gerrard’s Liverpool have reportedly officially been contacted by Rangers with regards to the impendingly vacant position at Ibrox; further reports suggest the man has directly been offered the job as well, and it does seem the 37-year old Liverpool legend is hot favourite now to get the job. Whether he wants it is another matter but the lack of his denial or rebuttal over the negotiations suggest distinct interest on his part.
Scott Arfield and Allan McGregor have both seemingly agreed three and two year deals respectively. All that is left are the medicals and signatures. Mark Allen has fast tracked these deals incredibly swiftly and clinically and we applaud him for this.
Wes Foderingham has officially denied this morning’s reports that he is set to move on, with Nottingham Forest and Sheffield Wednesday in particular said to be interested in him. The 27-year old is about to become Rangers’ number two but has said he is not leaving. Whether that is just to keep everyone happy or not is another matter, but the former Swindon man claims he is hanging around. In fairness, we would actually be happy with him as a deputy. He just isn’t good enough to be first choice.
Some suggestions in the press that Foderingham could be used in a direct swap deal with Forest for on-loan forward Jason Cummings. Easy way to pick up a quality striker for essentially free and word around Ibrox is the lad is highly rated and extremely likely to be retained if possible.
James McArthur remains a possibility, as does Kyle Bartley, but both of these have gone a little quieter following the buzz over Arfield, Gerrard and McGregor.
It’s only going to get more intense as Sunday looms.