A very lively day at Ibrox is under way as news develops over a tonne of summer changes. Ibrox Noise takes you through some of the stories emanating about Steven Gerrard’s transfer plans within the past 24.
Latest word is the utility midfielder will be freed this summer – we have no quarrel with this. He gave us excellent service for years, and while the SPL exposed his weaknesses, Jason Holt delivered in the Championship for us superbly, and was stunning value for the £29,000 we paid. He will presumably be a Bosman for Joey Barton’s Fleetwood.
Some suggestions in the ‘press’ that Celtic want to make a move for the Mozambique international just to stop us. More conjecture than anything at this point, but with their history with Novo, Riorden and Allan to mention just three, not surprising. We’ve heard Steven Gerrard has offered the Rennes man a healthy wage to try to secure his services. If we are to challenge for the league, we need to take a bit of a financial gamble and we need to get there before Celtic nick him.
Apparently Birmingham giants Aston Villa want him, but unless they’re going to seriously hike his wages why would he go for such an unambitious move, no offence. No point him moving to the Championship – he’d want EPL. That said, the source to claim this as an exclusive has come out with a tonne of such stories, very few of which turned out true. But we’ll see.
This odd one is allegedly back on – on no level do we need this guy, but the press keep claiming Rangers are back to negotiating with the Derby midfielder. He’s a free, of course, being out of contract next month, but he’s 32 and we have no idea why Steven Gerrard would want this guy.
We’re all at a loss as to why we’d move for this guy either – a million squid when we could have Liam Kelly for a fraction of that? But we have been loosely linked with the stopper for a few weeks now.
Definitely more as we get it.