Steven Gerrard has returned for Millwall’s Jake Cooper, after having him watched again recently. The colossal defender was subject to a £3M from Rangers in July 2018 but the stopper instead signed a big 5 deal at the Den with a significant release clause (said to be around £10M) and Rangers’ interest ceased.
Now the club are back in with the defender only having barely one and a half years left, and are considering a January bid for a player Gerrard has wanted since becoming Rangers manager, and it’s thought something close to the previous bid will this time be enough.
Cooper has been subject to several Rangers bids already, with his current market value at around £3.5M, the 26-year old very much being earmarked as a replacement for contract rebel Connor Goldson.
There is also the issue of Filip Helander’s injury, Leon Balogun’s age, and Jack Simpson being unimpressive, so Rangers are most definitely needing fresh blood at the back and Cooper, that long term target, is seen as a feasible possibility.
Whether Stevie finally gets his man remains to be seen, but January isn’t that far away…