Steven Gerrard has said clubs “best bring an army” if they want to sign Glasgow Rangers’ best players this summer.
The Lowdown: Plenty of interest
The Gers have been fantastic this season, losing just three games – one on penalties – in all competitions on their way to the Premiership trophy, which they won without defeat (Sky Sports).
Such form has inevitably attracted transfer interest from a number of clubs. Ianis Hagi (Daily Record), Ryan Kent (The Sun) and Glen Kamara (Give Me Sport) are among the players to be linked with a move away from Ibrox.
The Latest: Gerrard defiant
Speaking during the celebrations on trophy day after beating Aberdeen 3-0 on Saturday, Gerrard was defiant about the futures of the Gers’ key players. He said (via Daily Record):
“Can I keep these players together? Well, let me flip the question for you.
“If anyone wants to take them away from me, they best bring an army with them.”
The Verdict: Easier said than done
Of course Gerrard will want to keep the bulk of his players together. They have achieved great things this season and they still have plenty more to target – they have the chance of qualifying for the Champions League group stages next term for the first time since 2010/11.
Will Rangers keep all of their best players this summer?
However, keeping hold of star players in Scotland is easier said than done. Unfortunately, the Premiership lacks the glamour of other divisions, especially the Premier League, while the Gers are unable to offer the same wages others can. Certain players, such as Alfredo Morelos (Radio Caracol), have expressed their desire to play in the English top flight, and it would appear that holding on to their services is only delaying their inevitable departure.
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