Steven Gerrard has just laid down the gauntlet to Celtic


Following the release of the above photo revealing Steven Gerrard apparently close to capturing Rennes’ Mexer, Rangers may finally have an alpha defender of the level we need to take the fight credibly to Celtic next season.

While Nikola Katic and Connor Goldson did acceptably well, it didn’t appear to be a defence good enough for where Rangers want to go to.

Enter Mozambique international Mexer, who truly is a step up from the Joe Worralls of this world.

This 30-year old 6ft 2 former Sporting CB has been plying his trade in Ligue 1 with Rennais now for half a decade, and with 41 appearances this season and a French Cup triumph to his credit as well we’re talking the calibre of defender Steven Gerrard has sought.

He’s a Bosman, out of contract next month, and we must say it’s a hell of a coup for Stevie to have persuaded him to give up Ligue 1 for Govan – and we can also say the Steven Gerrard effect has been a major reason Mexer is so close to coming.

We’ve waited a while for a really heavyweight signing, and while Mexer probably wasn’t on everyone’s lips when we were looking for candidates to fulfil that, he’s one hell of a capture if we do indeed persuade him.

We needed a top class defender. If Edson André Sitoe does indeed put pen to paper, Stevie has made a serious statement about next season.



  1. How many times have you seen him IN?
    I will reserve judgment until I’ve watched him. I thought Alves would be some signing but it didn’t work out.

    • Good point BigJim – its very high praise for a guy In have likely never heard of before, or actually seen play. Lets see if it happens first and how it actually pans out eh?

  2. I’m with BigJim on this – pure guesswork as to whether he’s any good or if he’s fit to lace Worralls boots to be honest. I’d rather have an out of contract Gary Cahill…….

  3. We definitely need a dominant centre half,katic's ok but still not convinced with goldston.

    • Remember last year NI was saying how lucky we were to get goldson. Premiership defender, Brighton really wanted him to stay. The Stevie G effect etc etc.
      How has that worked out.
      Mexer looks a good player, was good in the cup final. But that's only 1 game I've seen him and I only really remember him because he scored

  4. One more thing why are we going after a goalkeeper at a million when we just let a good one go to perth for nothing.

  5. Of course we've not seen him play yet but if he was holding down a place at Sporting and Rennes then it looks like the type of quality we should be targeting. But then we probably said the same about Senderos, Alves and McAulay.

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