New Rangers target shows Gerrard may be around for the long haul

New Rangers target shows Gerrard may be around for the long haul

According to The Sun, Rangers are lining up a pre-contract agreement with Charlton’s Karlan Ahearne-Grant. 

This is in anticipation of star striker Alfredo Morelos leaving Ibrox this summer, with the article reporting that a multi-million-pound fee has been lined up.

The Colombian already has 12 goals and four assists in 19 Scottish Premiership games so far this season, and has been a significant source of goals for The Gers. Therefore, this is a wise choice by lining up a player to replace the striker, in order to avoid a lull in the summer.

The England under-19 international Ahearne-Grant is additionally a brilliant recruitment for the team. The 21-year-old has 13 goals and four assists in League One so far this season, and is a promising player who has helped Charlton so far in their impressive season.

What this potential signing also indicates is that manager Steven Gerrard has long-term aspirations at Rangers. There have been fears that the manager simply sees the club as a stepping stone in his managerial career, and may not be around for long. This could be supported by the fact that he is making short-term signings such as Jermain Defoe and Steven Davis.

By signing Ahearne-Grant, Gerrard is looking ahead to seasons to come, which shows that the Liverpool legend is intent on creating a legacy at Ibrox. The Gers will want to end Celtic’s dominance of Scottish football, and a 21-year-old signing is the key to achieving that goal, and Gerrard may be the man to oversee it.

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