According to various sources, including our own, the Martin Skrtel deal will not happen due to wages.
The Slovakian defender and his agent have been locked in talks with Rangers chiefs, but the initially-accepted £35,000 a week offer which had already been one of Rangers’ highest-ever wage packages to a player has been dismissed in light of alternative offers said to be around double that.
The player is said to be on around 55K Euros in Turkey, and is demanding something close to that to come to Govan, Steven Gerrard or no Steven Gerrard, but the ‘wide apart’ distance claimed by the agent is seemingly true going by the figures we’re getting.
There is no point spending silly money on a 33 year old, and we cannot condone any move for Skrtel which costs anything significantly more than £30K a week, including the apparently-accepted £35K. That is already huge in light of Rangers’ limited budget, and while Gerrard’s needs should be supported, Rangers and our health come first.
There are many other targets and Rangers are already reported to be looking elsewhere.