Steven Gerrard will surely be expecting to make a number of changes to the Rangers team that once again failed to beat Celtic to first place this season. Sigh.
During his first campaign as manager, Gerrard would be pleased with how his Rangers team performed, yet he also knows the number of improvements he needs to make to get them back to the top. Clearly, it is not going to be easy but with the resources given to him, Steven Gerrard has the contacts and the opportunity to give a player a fine destination to come to.
One player who has been linked previously with a move to Ibrox is Liverpool youngster Ben Woodburn, a man who has reappeared on their radar in recent weeks, according to reports from the Scottish Sun late last month.
Woodburn, (who is valued at £4.5 million on Transfermarkt) is well-known to Gerrard as a Liverpool youngster and it’s seemingly obvious that the pair would be glad to link up. If they do, the Gers could be on to something special.
It was believed a loan spell at Sheffield United would do wonders for Woodburn in a bid to escalate his progression but unfortunately, it went the other way and the 19-year-old failed drastically. He made just one start and seven appearances in a spell that lasted just six months, hence the need for Woodburn to rebrand himself at a club like Rangers.
Together, they can rise up.
There will be plenty of competition to sign Ben Woodburn despite his failed loan move, because clubs sense the potential in him to come good in the right team. West Brom are thought to be interested but the last few years have seen exciting young players grow in Scotland, so why not try and play that card?
Surely there’s nowhere better, the Light Blues truly are a massive club.
The 19-year-old specialises in direct, quick-play and has the ability to find the back of the net with ease. Imagine that at Ibrox, especially considering reports from the Daily Express at the start of the week that Morelos could be sold.
At his age, development under Steven Gerrard at Rangers could be key for Ben Woodburn to go on and forge a successful career.
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