Tuesday, 18 December 2018

Steven Gerrard monitoring ambitious move for £4M striker....

As many readers may be aware by now, Rangers have been linked with a serious interest in Spanish striker Fran Sol, who is currently tearing up the Eredivisie in the Netherlands with goals aplenty.

The 26 year old former Real Madrid striker has an astonishing 15 goals in 18 appearances, and has been linked with a clutch of suitors, including city rivals Celtic.

The Willem II forward is a Real youth product who never broke into La Liga and had to be content with reserve team places for both the Galaticos and Villarreal, before Willem II snapped him up on a free in 2016, and his consistent scoring in Holland has now woken Europe up to his potential.

The hard reality is we’re talking about Holland’s top marksman here, and he wouldn’t come cheap – this ambitious move for a player technically valued anywhere between £4M-20M would be a stunning capture for Steven Gerrard to secure, and he is a player in the prime of his career. However, with his deal expiring in the summer Rangers could be in a good position to take advantage of that in a cut-price transaction depending how his club want to play it – they have first refusal on a year extension next summer and time will tell if they execute it.

As mentioned Rangers aren’t the only ones interested, with Brendan Rodgers’ Celtic alongside, Burnley, Cardiff, Huddersfield, Leeds, Derby and Swansea reportedly in the hunt for the ex-Spaniard youth international, and that’s only the currently reported ones.

You can be quite sure this player is on the radar of dozens of big European clubs and Rangers could be completely priced out of contention despite his complex contract situation.

But, crazier things have happened in football and if Gerrard was to clinch this deal, it would easily be one of the best signings Rangers have made in a very, very long time.
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