Danny Mills has urged Glasgow Rangers to complete the signing of Gary Cahill, who is currently a free agent after leaving Crystal Palace as a free agent.
The Lowdown: Gers prepare for new campaign
After winning the Premiership for the first time in 10 years during the previous campaign, the Gers have a big season ahead of them.
With a place in the Champions League group stages potentially on the line, the 55-time Scottish champions must surely look to boost their squad beyond the signings of Fashion Sakala (rangers.co.uk) and John Lundstram, with quality in depth a necessity to add Europe’s elite club competition to the already bustling schedule.
The Latest: Phillips urges Cahill signing
The Gers have been linked with a move for free agent Cahill and, speaking to Football Insider, Mills has urged the Gers to sign the former England international. He said:
“He looks after himself, keeps himself fit. He’s solid, reliable and very, very experienced.
“He’s a good professional and I think that would be a top-quality signing. He’s a player who’s been there, done it and won it all.
“It’s a great opportunity for other players to learn from him in training and in matches. They can learn from the way he conducts himself and all those types of things.
“We all know that the standard of the Scottish Premiership is not the greatest in the world so in terms of quality it’s not a problem.
“It’s also what else he brings, that’s what’s really important.”
The Verdict: Top quality
Even at the age of 35, £1.35m-valued Cahill (Transfermarkt) has plenty to offer the Gers. He has won a plethora of trophies, such as the Champions League and the Premier League with Chelsea, while he also managed to pick up 61 caps for England throughout his career.
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On a free transfer, the Gers will struggle to pick up another player of such quality. And he could come in particularly handy as the Ibrox outfit target that Champions League spot – at the moment, only Allan McGregor, Jermain Defoe and Steven Davis amongst the Gers squad have competed in Europe’s premier club competition.
It remains to be seen whether Ross Wilson can convince him to move north of the border.
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