Dave King is to allow Steven Gerrard to continue his pursuit to bring a “quality” addition to Rangers, according to a report by Football Insider.
It is claimed the Gers’ chief and the club’s board have given the green light for the current manager to try and bring a free agent to Ibrox that will instantly improve the side.
Despite the transfer window being closed until January, clubs can still sign a player who is unattached at the moment freely.
The plans to add a “quality” player to the squad outside the transfer window may have been put on hold after the surprising decision by Mark Allen to leave Rangers.
The former recruitment chief decided to leave the Ibrox outfit after citing family reasons and a desire to explore other options (per the club’s official website), although Scott McDermott has recently revealed he felt that he and Gerrard were not in sync (Daily Record).
However, it seems that Allen’s departure has not stopped Rangers’ desire to bring a, potentially, household name to Glasgow and boost their chances of competing for silverware.
Claudio Marchisio is one name that has been touted in recent weeks in areas of the press, with Nicolo Schira having revealed the former Juventus legend had already rejected an offer by the Scottish Premiership outfit.
Indeed, wages were said to be a problem for the midfielder (Football Insider), but that does not appear to have had any effect on Gerrard’s desire to continue to find someone to improve his squad immediately.
It will be interesting to find out if Rangers and Gerrard already have a shortlist of free agents that they would like to try and bring to Ibrox, especially if they are going to continue with their quest to add “quality”.
Although highly speculative, there are a number of experienced and established individuals still without clubs (per Transfermarkt), although, whether any of them are what the Light Blues have in mind remains to be seen.
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