Rangers supporters in the Transfer Tavern are very much looking forward to the remainder of the summer transfer window, what with new manager Steven Gerrard already having stamped his authority on things at Ibrox.
The Liverpool legend was confirmed as Graeme Murty’s successor earlier this month to take over ahead of the 2018/19 campaign, yet he has already been busy moulding and shaping a squad he hopes can challenge champions Celtic next season. Allan McGregor and Scott Arfield have both joined the Gers on a free transfer, while on-loan winger Jamie Murphy has made his move permanent after an impressive spell in the second half of the campaign.
As such, there are many optimistic Light Blues supporters in the Tavern at present, several of whom are of the opinion that Premier League outcast Joe Hart should seek to reignite his flailing career under former England teammate Gerrard by moving to Rangers this summer.
Ultimately, things just haven’t worked for the 31-year-old in the last few years, pretty much ever since he was made a surplus to requirements at Manchester City following the appointment of manager Pep Guardiola in 2016.
Hart tried to resurrect his career with a loan move to Napoli in the 2016/17 campaign, but wholly unconvinced during his time in Serie A, and returned to the Premier League with West Ham this time round in a bid to get things going again, only to make a mere 19 league appearances.
As such, the Englishman’s career is at an all-time low after failing to make Gareth Southgate’s squad for this summer’s World Cup, and with his City career all but over, he has a big decision to make during the close season regarding his next move.
And Ibrox should be his destination.
Clearly, things appear to be heading in the right direction at the Scottish giants, with Gerrard’s appointment met with widespread praise and anticipation – ultimately, who wouldn’t want to be a part of the revolution under the 37-year-old?
Wes Foderingham appears to be the undisputed number one at Ibrox, but even he had some nervy moments over the course of the campaign, and were Hart to return to his pre-2016 levels, levels that helped City win two Premier League titles, he’d surely be ahead of Foderingham in the pecking order.
And with Gerrard likely well aware of the 31-year-old’s ability having spent plenty of time together away on England duty, he’ll know better than most that Hart is an excellent goalkeeper just going through a tough time – he could rediscover his best under Gerrard’s stewardship at Ibrox.
And were he to do that, he’d without doubt be one of the best goalkeepers in the Scottish Premiership, and regular football and good performances would surely see him return to the England reckoning.
As such, with his Premier League career seemingly over, the £9 million-rated outcast (as per Transfermarkt) should seek to reignite his flailing career with a move to Rangers this summer.
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