Friday, 4 January 2019

Shock Rangers target emerges - could Gerrard really be tempted?


Following his outstanding performance in last Saturday’s Old Firm victory, Ross McCrorie has become a shock January target for Championship giants Swansea, it has emerged.

The 20-year old has been in and out of the starting XI under Steven Gerrard, amassing a decent 19 appearances but only starting in 10 of them, struggling early on in the season under the initial 4-1-4-1 formation the new manager deployed at the start.

Since reverting to 4-3-3 then 4-2-3-1 more lately, Gerrard has seen fit to make much more use of the Auchenhowie graduate and the youngster’s displays have improved accordingly, resulting in that outstanding defensive midfield show against our old rivals.

And it appears this performance has caught one-time Rangers-linked Swansea boss Graham Potter’s eye and the Swans could be set to launch a bid to take him south.

Every player does have his price, but we do wonder what Gerrard and Rangers value McCrorie at – a 20-year old with much improvement and potential with the package, but who is already performing at an admirable level would be a player we would suggest they’d expect a healthy bid for before considering the sale.

Personally, we think a minimum of £3M. We don’t have to sell, and we have only Ryan Jack otherwise, unless Jordan Rossiter is counted, so defensive midfield is probably not as blessed with depth as it may once have seemed.

And if McCrorie is to be sold, Gerrard would expect a good amount of money to find someone else to replace him.

Would you like to keep McCrorie?

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9 comments:

  1. I've heard Rangers have dismissed Swansea's bid , But even if not it'd be crazy to let him go.

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  2. Stevie Ger will do what is best for the club. With new players coming it may open new formations to him. I'd keep Ross for sure. Hardest thing for young players is consistency. He has everything else.

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  3. What is the point of selling your best young players who really are just starting to show their promise. Ok maybe when he is 25 plus when an offer might be too good too turn down, but now i feel it would be totally wrong.

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  4. Let's not fall into the trap again if we want to challenge the Dodgers ,

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  5. Have to keep him regardless of what they would offer for him,hes just had the best game of his career at the w/end and seeing him celebrate at the final whistle showed how much he wants to be part of this revolution and more importantly he's 1 of our own and SG knows himself its a win/win for everyone by coaching him into an even better player as time goes on.....watp

    Nearly forgot....Wot about that lot wanting people to sign petition's regarding a certain ref for having a pint in a pub...Can You Smell The Fear Ha Ha Ha Ha
    Happy New Year To All Fellow Bears.....Smell the Fear watp 55

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  6. Keep Him
    Don't sell him for any price!
    The boy is a future captain! 💪🏻
    Bin Rossiter an Coulibaly First

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  7. The whole point of having a youth policy is to feed your first team then ideally sell on for big bucks once he becomes an established player. You don't sell him cheaply just as he is about to emerge. McCrorie could go to be a future captain for club and country. No way should we sell.

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  8. no question Rangers must keep him they would be mad to sell him

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