The Rangers fans in the Transfer Tavern are hoping Steven Gerrard can use his links with Liverpool to secure the signature of Harry Wilson this summer, and recent reports from Italy suggest he could have a perfect opportunity to bring him to Ibrox.
The Steven Gerrard revolution is well underway at Rangers as the new manager has already instigated a significant overhaul in the personnel of his squad. But it seems he is far from finished just yet as both Umar Sadiq and Lassana Coulibaly are expected to join this week in season-long loan deals.
However, reports so far this summer have claimed Gerrard is interested in raiding Liverpool once again for their exciting young winger Harry Wilson.
The 21-year-old impressed during a loan spell with Hull City last season in which he scored 7 goals and provided 4 assists from 13 appearances – a record which suggests he would be a menacing prospect for SPFL defenders to face up to.
His form in the Championship has caused plenty of Liverpool supporters to consider his credentials to break into the first-team next season, but recent reports from Gazetta Dello Sport (via talkSPORT) suggest that the arrival of fresh competition could force him away from Anfield.
According to the report, Liverpool are interested in signing Marko Pjaca from Juventus this summer and the Italian giants have named their price at £22 million.
With little by way of strength in depth in attacking positions, Jurgen Klopp’s decision to target a winger who can operate on both the left and right side as well as through the middle is hardly surprising, but his arrival would be at Wilson’s expense.
At this stage in his career it’s about time that Wilson began to play regular first-team football and, with assurances regarding first-team opportunities unlikely to be forthcoming following Pjaca’s arrival, the path should be clear for Gerrard to sign a key target.
Of course, Wilson’s performances in pre-season matches and training could convince Jurgen Klopp to trust the youngster in the first-team next season, but if he eventually decides to sign a wide player from outside the club, such as Pjaca, Gerrard should do everything in his power to make a huge signing in Rangers’ bid to catch Celtic at the top of the SPFL.
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