Has Steven Gerrard just muddied the waters over summer target?


Steven Gerrard has ‘dismissed’ outright reports linking him with a move for Osijek’s star striker Mirko Maric.

Or has he.

In a curiously worded riposte on the topic, Gerrard failed to actually reject the claims he’d been scouting the Croat international, and instead muddied the water a touch.

He said:

“Every time I pick a paper up we’re linked with three or four different people […] Croatian striker I’ve never clapped eyes on and didn’t even know existed.”

The wording of this is interesting – rather than actually deny interest, he specifically said he’s not clapped eyes on him – that could well be the truth, before he actually scouted the striker. How else to find out about someone you don’t know than by ultimately watching them to remedy that?

A major point of the summer window is to scout for unknown talent doing well in weaker leagues to cherry pick them – and the way to do that is the scouting network makes you aware of said player and you then watch them.

Gerrard may have been literal – that he genuinely isn’t interested in Maric – or his language may have been deliberate.

He’s not a stupid man and we know he’s one of the better with the media we’ve had recently. Maybe there’s fire under this smoke after all.


  1. Whatever we say won’t influence SG but I would really like him to “clap eyes” on the fact that Gary Cahill leaves Chelsea this summer. We keep talking about leaders – this is a proper one who has won every domestic and European trophy and skippered a massive club. He’s 33 and can easily do another 3 years in the SPL. I’d prefer that over an unproven Croatian forward.

  2. If Cahill would come,get him,that's a start to the rebuild we need to win the 2020league

Comments are closed.