Rangers supporters have been pretty downbeat in the Transfer Tavern in the last couple of days after seeing their side fail to leapfrog Aberdeen into second place on the final day of the Scottish Premiership season.
The Light Blues went into their encounter with Hibernian on Sunday knowing they had to better the Dons’ result at Celtic to usurp them in the table, although Derek McInnes’ men shut the door on that prospect by winning 1-0 at Parkhead. Yet the Gers weren’t able to get the win anyway in drawing a thrilling clash 5-5 with the Edinburgh-based Hibs last weekend, thus finishing the season in third place and three points behind Aberdeen in the table.
As such, several of our resident Gers fans have been somewhat disappointed in the Tavern in recent times, although many are very much looking ahead to the new era under manager Steven Gerrard, who will lead the club into the 2018/19 season.
And several of those Rangers fans lining up at the bar are discussing who the Liverpool legend should seek to bring to Ibrox this summer, with many of the opinion that their team should reignite their interest in the impressive £6.3 million-rated (as per Transfermarkt) midfielder Scott McTominay.
Ultimately, the Light Blues were linked with a move for the 21-year-old ahead of this year’s winter transfer window, although were unable to get a deal done for the Manchester United youngster given that he was in and around Jose Mourinho’s first team.
In fact, the one-time Scotland international went on to make 23 senior appearances for the Red Devils this season, and impressed in many of them to suggest that he could be a star for the future at the North West heavyweights.
However, reports recently suggest that manager Mourinho could well seek to loan McTominay out next time round if he does indeed bring other midfielders to the club, and given Gerrard’s standing in the game and how good a midfielder he was, he should seek to lure the 21-year-old to Ibrox.
Ultimately, for the Gers to start bridging the gap to champions and Old Firm rivals Celtic, players of the calibre of McTominay are needed at Ibrox – he is young but has already shown an element of maturity in United’s first team, at the same time underlining genuine midfield quality with ability both on and off the ball.
And that certainly wouldn’t go amiss at Rangers next season, and given Gerrard was a world-class midfielder in his day, Red Devils chief Mourinho may look at the 37-year-old as the perfect mentor for McTominay from which to learn and develop as a midfielder.
As such, with McTominay possibly available this summer, Gerrard must seek to reignite Rangers’ interest in the Scottish youngster.
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