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Claudio Yacob would suit Rangers down to the ground

Claudio Yacob would suit Rangers down to the ground

Rangers are will be slightly disappointed with their weekend result. Indeed, while they managed to extend their unbeaten record under Steven Gerrard away to Motherwell, the manner in which they threw away a lead will be gutting.

Still, the Gers have hit the ground running under Gerrard’s leadership and look capable of mounting a serious title challenge to Celtic in the Scottish Premiership. The ex-Liverpool captain will be looking to build on their 2-0 win over St. Mirren with another victory against Motherwell. His side will be buoyed by their 1-0 win in the Europa League against FC Ufa which has put them on the cusp of the group stages.

Gerrard has significantly strengthened his squad this summer as he looks to deny the Hoops their ninth league title in a row. The former England captain finally landed Kyle Lafferty from Hearts after weeks of speculation and reports suggest he still wants to add to his ranks before the end of the month.

One man he should target is former West Brom midfielder – Claudio Yacob. Valued at £3.15m by Transfermarkt, the Argentine is searching for a new club after being released by the Baggies following their relegation to the Championship. Yacob was restricted to just nine starts in the Premier League last season after years of being a mainstay in the engine room.

At 31-years-old, the former Argentina international still has something to offer and would give Gerrard a useful rotation option. With over 150 Premier League appearances under his belt, his experience could prove vital in the long-term with Rangers looking to compete in Europe as well as the domestic competitions. Yacob would provide excellent protection to the Gers’ defence, averaging 2.3 tackles and one interception per game last season (WhoScored).

Available for nothing – this is a move Gerrard would be foolish to turn down.

Rangers fans, thoughts?

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