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Rangers weighing up move for Downing

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Rangers fans will be hoping for a better time of things next season as they’ve struggled to keep up with Celtic in the race for the Scottish Premiership, which is their last chance to secure silverware. 

Steven Gerrard will need to make a number of changes in the summer transfer window, as well as potentially trying to seal any permanent deals for players currently on loan Ibrox.

Interestingly, it looks as if Gerrard has his sights set on potentially bringing a former team-mate to Glasgow.

What’s the news?

According to Gazette Live, Rangers are weighing up a summer move for Stewart Downing.

Indeed, Gerrard has identified the former Liverpool winger as a potential summer recruit.

As things stand his current deal will lapse in July.

And, the terms of his contract mean that if he starts one more Championship game for the club before the end of the season, he’ll automatically receive a one-year contract extension. That means Tony Pulis has only been able to use him as a sub since his last league start against Ipswich Town on December 29.

The Verdict:

The likes of Scott Arfield and Allan McGregor have performed magnificently in the current campaign, so bringing in another experienced head could work wonders for Steven Gerrard next season.

The Light Blues already have a number of wingers at their disposal, including the likes of Eros Grezda, Daniel Candeias and Ryan Kent, but the latter is set to return to Liverpool at the end of the season.

Therefore, Gerrard would be wise to bring in someone like Downing as he can provide a wealth of experience and he still has the ability to have a positive influence on proceedings. And, he could be available on a free transfer.

Rangers fans, do you think Downing is good enough to make the move to Ibrox?


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