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Steven Gerrard should make Tottenham’s £4.5m-rated youngster his first summer signing

The Rangers fans in the Transfer Tavern have been in fine spirits this weekend following the confirmation that Steven Gerrard has taken over as manager of the club. 

The decision to appoint Gerrard as manager is undoubtedly a risky one for the Gers due to his lack of first-hand experience in management, but the majority of the supporters are understandably delighted nonetheless. With an unrivalled winning mentality and passion for the game, Gerrard is well-placed to succeed in management, and the supporters are desperately hoping his impact will enable the club to challenge Celtic for the SPFL title next season.

Now that the season has nearly reached its conclusion, the final fixtures will give Gerrard the opportunity to assess the capability of his squad and identify the areas which are most in need of improvement. One area which Gerrard would be wise to consider strengthening is at centre-back – especially considering Tottenham Hotspur’s Juan Foyth (valued at £4.5 million by Transfermarkt) should be available this summer.

Foyth moved to North-London from Estudiantes in August 2017, but since his arrival he has had limited opportunities to prove himself in the first-team. On his rare outings for the club Foyth has been defensively sound and composed in possession of the ball and, although it’s difficult to make judgements from just a handful of fixtures, he appears to have huge potential to succeed in European football.

However, Foyth’s progress is bound to stagnate unless he is given the opportunity to develop through regular first-team football. Based on the fact he hasn’t made a single Premier League appearance all season, it seems unlikely that he will acquire those opportunities at Tottenham right now, so Gerrard should attempt to bring him to Glasgow on loan this summer.

It’s unlikely that Spurs will be willing to sell him considering they only purchased him last summer, but a loan deal would be in the best interests of all parties concerned, so Rangers should do everything they can to sign Foyth on a season long loan when the transfer window opens for business.

Rangers fans – thoughts? Let us know below!

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