Steven Gerrard is looking to bolster his Glasgow Rangers squad for the 2020/21 season, and this has seen him turn his attention to a midfielder currently plying his trade abroad.
According to the Daily Mail, the Gers are keeping tabs on Benfica midfielder Chris Willock. Derby County, Queens Park Rangers and AFC Bournemouth are also monitoring him.
However the only issue is that Huddersfield Town have agreed a £1m fee with the Portuguese giants and experienced Champions League side for the player. Indeed, he spent the second half of the 19/20 campaign on loan with the West Yorkshire outfit.
Last season Willock, who is only 22, featured 14 times for the Terriers in the Championship, picking up two goals and managing on average one shot, 1.4 successful dribbles, and 1.1 tackles a game, via WhoScored.
These aren’t the greatest stats for the player but show that he can provide support at both ends of the pitch and the fact that he is currently at Benfica highlights that he definitely has some potential to succeed and grow into a better player.
However it feels like if Gerrard was to add to his squad, it needs to be players performing at their best right now because he is currently looking to guide the club to their first title in ten years.
Therefore it would not be the biggest worry if they were to lose out on this signing, and there are other targets in midfield, like Daniel Johnson, who would be better options as he recorded 12 goals and seven assists in the Championship last season, managing on average 1.4 key passes, 1.3 shots and 1.7 tackles per game, via WhoScored.
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