Rangers supporters in the Transfer Tavern are relishing the remainder of the summer transfer window, what with new manager Steven Gerrard already beginning to stamp his authority on things at Ibrox.
The Liverpool legend was confirmed as the club’s new boss earlier this month following the departure of Graeme Murty, with the 37-year-old set to take over ahead of the 2018/19 season. Yet he has already been busy moulding and shaping the Gers squad with many shrewd additions, with the likes of Allan McGregor and Scott Arfield joining on free transfers, while Jamie Murphy’s loan move has been made permanent after an impressive stint north of the border.
As such, there are many optimistic Light Blues fans in the Tavern at present, and they may well be intrigued by recent reports linking Burnley forward Jonathan Walters with a move away from Turf Moor this summer.
And having already lured Arfield away from the Premier League outfit, they should seek to do the same with £1.8 million-rated Walters (as per Transfermarkt), in what would be an ideal signing to help Gerrard’s revolution at Rangers.
Ultimately, the 34-year-old endured a testing campaign at Burnley following his summer move from Stoke City, with the Republic of Ireland mustering just three Premier League appearances for Sean Dyche’s side given recurrent knee problems.
And with the Clarets having qualified for European football next term, Dyche is likely to be busy in the transfer market, which could see Walters fall even further down the pecking order at Turf Moor, and potentially out of the club altogether.
And Rangers must be ready to pounce.
The forward would bring a wealth of experience to the Scottish giants having turned out over 200 times in the Premier League during his career, while he would also bring genuine quality as well having scored over ten goals in four of his seven seasons at former club Stoke.
Ultimately, Walters is a hugely reliable and dependable forward with an incredible work-ethic, but also knows where the back of the net is having netted crucial goals for Stoke during his time at the club – ultimately, he is exactly the man one would want to lead the line for their side.
Yes, he is unlikely to be a regular starter every week given his age and injury issues this term, but there’s no doubt he’d complement the younger and more inexperienced Alfredo Morelos up top, while also give Gerrard another viable and dependable option up front.
Thus, with his Burnley career possibly coming to an end this summer, Gerrard must seek to make a move for the Irishman to join his revolution at Rangers.
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