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Rangers: Martin Skrtel confirms he has had talks about a possible switch

Rangers: Martin Skrtel confirms he has had talks about a possible switch

Martin Skrtel has confirmed he has held talks about a move to Rangers this summer.

The defender is currently a free agent after leaving Fenerbahce and has been speaking to Slovakian media (via The Daily Record) regarding his future.

“There are offers but I’m not in a hurry to choose my new team. I have some criteria and I have to be patient,” he said.

“My agent made interviews with Basaksehir, Fenerbahce, Parma, Olympiacos and Glasgow Rangers. But I can’t say anything more for now.”

However, it is claimed that a move to Ibrox could be unlikely now following the arrival of Swedish enforcer Filip Helander (The Scottish Sun).

Skrtel has been heavily linked with a move to Rangers ever since Steven Gerrard was named as manager 12 months ago.

Various reports had been circulating the rumour last summer and the Scottish Sun even claiming back in May 2018 that a deal had almost been completed, however, that obviously failed to materialise.

The 34-year-old had a solid year for Fenerbahce in what was a difficult campaign for the club in the Super Lig last season, as he managed to record an average of 1.2 tackles and 1.1 interceptions in his 27 top-flight appearances (WhoScored), showing that he still has the ability to perform at the highest level despite his age.

However, it would not be a surprise to see Skrtel demand wages of a high figure, as he was on a £60,000-a-week contract (Daily Record) with the Turkish outfit and could look to demand a hefty figure once again.

And, with the imminent arrival of Helander expected, whether Skrtel would be given the opportunities he will likely want would be difficult to envisage, with the likes of Nikola Katic and Connor Goldson also vying for a spot in the first-team.

Rangers fans, would you like to see Skrtel come to Ibrox this summer? Or do you think the addition of Helander would be enough? Let us know your thoughts below by sharing them in the comments section!

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