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Gerrard must continue Rangers rebuild with move for wonderkid dubbed ‘mini Messi’

Rangers supporters in the Transfer Tavern are eagerly anticipating the new era at their football club following the exciting appointment of Steven Gerrard as the new Gers manager last month.

The 38-year-old was confirmed as Graeme Murty’s successor back in May to take charge officially on June 1, but the Liverpool legend was already busy prior to his start date making shrewd additions to the Light Blues squad. Allan McGregor and Scott Arfield have both joined the Scottish giants on free transfers, while on-loan ace Jamie Murphy has turned his temporary move into a permanent one after a fine second half of the season at Ibrox.

As such, there are many optimistic Rangers supporters in the Tavern at present, several of whom are hoping their side take advantage of recent reports linking Marcus Edwards with a move away from Premier League side Tottenham this summer.

The 19-year-old, dubbed ‘mini Messi’ by Spurs chief Mauricio Pochettino, reportedly wants out of the North London club given the unlikelihood that he’ll command regular first team football, and Gerrard’s Rangers must be ready to pounce given how good the youngster is, and is likely to be.

Ultimately, Edwards has made a name for himself in recent times by scoring goals for both the Tottenham and England youth teams, not least in helping the Three Lions Under-19 team win the European Championships last year.

And having been part of the Team of the Toulon Tournament for the England Under-17s back in 2015, it’s clear that the attacker has an extremely bright future in the game, even if he has yet to turn out for Tottenham’s senior team.

And with goals in Premier League 2 and indeed the UEFA Youth League this season, it appears that the 19-year-old is ready to make the step up to league football, which is why Gerrard must seek to continue his Rangers rebuild by moving for the attacker.

Ultimately, the ex-midfielder will be looking for genuine quality this summer in his quest to bridge the gap to Brendan Rodgers’ Celtic next term, and there are not many more exciting talents in the country at the moment than Edwards – there’s a reason Pochettino referred to him as the ‘mini Messi’.

What’s more, Edwards will surely have a greater chance of regular first team football at Ibrox than at Tottenham, so not only would a move hugely benefit Rangers, but it would hugely benefit the 19-year-old himself.

As such, the Gers must seek to land the wantaway wonderkid this summer as Gerrard seeks to rebuild and revive the Light Blues.

Rangers fans… what do you think? Let us know!

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