Rangers fans in the Tavern are excited about their future under Steven Gerrard with their summer recruitment drive well underway.
The Gers have added three new signings already with the former Liverpool captain not officially taking the reins until July. Scott Arfield sealed his free transfer from Burnley with Hull keeper Allan McGregor also re-joining the club on a free transfer, whilst Rangers have also turned Jamie Murphy’s loan move from Brighton into a permanent one.
Gerrard must continue to add signings if he is to end Celtic’s dominance in the Scottish Premiership and he could look to one of his former teammates to add a layer of quality to his attacking options. One man who would be a massive hit in Scotland is Bournemouth winger Jordon Ibe who left Liverpool in 2016 for £16.2 million. Since his move to the Cherries, the Englishman has failed to reach the heights expected of him, and his market value has decreased to £7.2m as a consequence according to Transfermarkt.
Ibe made 32 appearances in the Premier League last season, netting two goals as well as grabbing six assists. However, Ibe’s modest statistics are not a fair reflection on his overall ability and, at just 22-years-old, there’s no doubt he will improve in the seasons to come.
A quick and powerful winger who possesses the versatility to play on either flank would be an invaluable option to the Gers, so Gerrard should at least be making an enquiry into Ibe’s availability this summer.
An escape to Scotland could be just what he needs to kick-start his career – especially under the watchful eye of his former teammate who could be his perfect mentor.
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