The Rangers fans in the Transfer Tavern are keeping a close eye on developments with Bruno Alves’ future as he mulls over a potential transfer to Parma.
Just one year into his Rangers career, it appears that Bruno Alves is set to walk out the Ibrox exit door this summer and move to the recently promoted Serie A side Parma. However, according to a report from The Scottish Sun, Alves could yet remain at Ibrox despite the fact he has agreed terms and passed a medical with the club.
The report states that Alves would need to take a pay cut in order to join Parma and that fact is causing the Portugal international to have doubts over the move.
Steven Gerrard will be hoping that Alves can make a decision on his future shortly so that he can bring in a worthy replacement.
However, Alves’ indecision should not prevent Gerrard from scouting the market for a player to bring into the club, and one man he would be foolish not to consider is Man City’s 20-year-old prodigy Tosin Adarabioyo.
With the likes of Vincent Kompany, Nicolas Otamendi, Aymeric Laporte and John Stones providing stiff competition for the aspiring prodigy it’s unlikely that he will break into the first-team in the near future, paving the way for Gerrard to make a loan bid for his services.
Although he is relatively unproven, Adarabioyo has played with a level of composure and confidence on his rare appearances for the club which suggests he has plenty of potential to succeed at the top level.
Man City might well be a bridge too far for him at this stage, but a season-long loan at Rangers is certainly within him limits and it’s a prospect which is bound to appeal to the England youth international.
With first-team opportunities up for grabs Adarabioyo would have a perfect springboard to kickstart his career at Rangers and, with Alves potentially set to depart, there’s no doubt he could cement his place at the heart of the back-four.
The sale of Pablo Maffeo has proven that City are willing to sell their young talents for the right price, so Gerrard should treat a short-term loan deal as a lengthy trial for Adarabioyo to earn a permanent transfer if he eventually makes the switch.
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