The Daily Record has suggested that Steven Gerrard could make a move to take Adrian Mariappa from Watford to Glasgow Rangers.
The Gers were recently dealt a huge blow as it was confirmed that Nikola Katic will be out for the foreseeable future with a cruciate ligament injury. As such, Gerrard is light at centre-back with just Connor Goldson, Filip Helander and George Edmundson realistically to choose from, and as such he could be in the market for another centre-back.
This has led to Mariappa being mentioned and, given he will be available on a free transfer once the Premier League term comes to an end, he is certainly an interesting option. The £1.44m-valued 33-year-old – as per Transfermarkt – is coming towards the end of his career but, although he is a far from a household name, he is a player who has played over 150 matches in the English top flight and also has 49 caps for his country, Jamaica.
He has years of experience behind him at the highest level and, on a free transfer, he could be the perfect signing to provide cover in the absence of Katic. With a weekly wage of £15,000 with the Hornets, he would be a realistic signing for Gerrard as well.
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Not only can he fill in the hole left by the Croatian’s absence, he also has experience that could be vital as the Gers push for a first piece of silverware since 2011.
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