As most Rangers fans will know, Rangers are on the verge of securing Martin Skrtel, a badly needed defensive colossus, as their new defensive leader.
Fans will remember him vividly from his Liverpool days, and there is no question Rangers are getting a truly outstanding defender of the calibre we definitely need. No more David Bates.
However, at the moment, his defensive partner is somewhat up in the air. Rangers only have two recognised senior defenders in Bruno Alves and Fabio Cardoso, and while in theory a Skrtel Alves duo seems rather massive, in reality it’s not the quickest and they’re surely too similar.
Meanwhile Cardoso struggled terribly at Ibrox in every sense last season.
So who gets the nod?
Gerrard has been linked heavily with Brighton’s Connor Goldson and West Ham’s Reece Burke.
Goldson has been reportedly priced at £2M by the Seagulls, and while the 25-year old is a fine defender, it remains to be seen if Gerrard agrees on the valuation.
Meanwhile Burke is seen by a clutch of Championship sides as a solution for their defences and Rangers would face strong competition for his services – the trail on that particular deal has gone very cold.
So, as of present, it appears it’s Skrtel, Alves, Cardoso and Goldson assuming the latter gets the nod.
Personally we’d make the duo the two new boys, Skrtel and Goldson – if Alves or Cardoso want their place (back) they need to earn it. And neither has come close to doing so.
Who would you guys want as Skrtel’s partner?