Following last summer’s failure to secure Fenerbahce’s Martin Skrtel on wage grounds, we’re a little surprised to hear that Steven Gerrard is to move again for his ex-team mate.
The Slovakian colossus was a massive target last window and after it appeared Gerrard’s maiden signing was set to be the Champions League regular, Rangers missed out and he stayed in Turkey, but reports over the past 24 hours claim the move is back on.
Rangers started out with a hell of a defence in the form of Connor Goldson and Nikola Katic, but for one reason or another it has lost its way a touch and we’re unsure exactly who is regarded as our first-pick defence.
Gareth McAuley has returned now from injury and may become a mainstay in the first team, plus with Katic’s form loss and Goldson’s health issues we’re not reassured those two will be big players going forward.
Joe Worrall continues to divide opinion aside that of his manager, and it is pretty clear a big name and a big star would be a welcome signing for Gerrard to secure in January – and someone with the experience and ability of the ex-Zenit star would surely not be unwelcome.
That said, we’re at a bit of a loss as to how Rangers would intend to fund a deal to bring a circa £60K player to Ibrox.