With Steven Gerrard at the helm at Rangers, it isn’t surprising to see the former Liverpool captain look at players he knows personally as potential signings.
Jon Flanagan and Ryan Kent have been the first few examples of players Gerrard has a connection with joining the club in his first season with the Gers, and it is likely this summer there will be more former teammates of the retired England international head north of the border to play in Glasgow.
Adam Lallana has already been linked ahead of the opening of the transfer window, and now according to Turkish outlet Skorer, former Liverpool defender Martin Skrtel is on Rangers’ radar this summer when the 34-year-old’s contract at Fenerbahce expires at the end of this season.
Whilst the Liverpool playmaker would be a welcome addition to Glasgow this summer, Gerrard will be nuts to go in for Skrtel, who has been average at best this season in Turkey where his side have been in a relegation battle for most of the campaign.
The former Slovakian international, who is valued at £1.8 million on Transfermarkt, has had his worst season in professional season to date, keeping only four clean sheets in 26 Turkish Super Lig appearances, and as well as a reported wage of £35,000-a-week, Skrtel would be an expensive signing for Rangers should Gerrard go in for the defender.
Gerrard’s connections so far as Rangers boss have been valuable for the team, but Skrtel should be a player the former Liverpool midfielder should steer well away from, and look for names that will add some genuine quality to the club.
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