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Splashing big cash on potential Alves replacement could actually prove to be shrewd by Rangers

The Gerrard revolution is well underway in Glasgow much to the delight of the Rangers faithful in the Transfer Tavern.

The new Gers boss has been quick to add seven new faces to his squad. If Rangers are to beat Celtic to the title, Gerrard will need plenty of quality signings to loosen their arch-rivals’ stranglehold.

So far, Gerrard has added two defenders – Nikola Katic and Connor Goldson – and according to Sky Sports, Rangers were keen on signing Millwall defender, Jake Cooper. The newly-promoted Championship side, however, are not interested in selling the defender, who joined on a permanent basis last summer having spent a year on loan. Cooper made 42 appearances for Millwall last season in a year which saw them promoted to the Championship via the League One Playoffs.

The Breakdown

With Bruno Alves set to depart the club for Parma after only spending one year in Scotland, it makes sense for Gerrard to look for a replacement for the Portuguese international. Cooper would present a youthful replacement who was a mainstay in Millwall’s promotion campaign.

Last season, Rangers conceded 50 goals in the league, one of the highest in the Scottish Premiership and if they are to pip Celtic to the title next year, a strong defence is going to be needed.

While Millwall may be playing hardball now, if Gerrard can utilise some of the funds from the Bruno Alves deal to put in something like a seven-figure offer for Cooper, it might just be a shrewd piece of business.

Would this be a good deal Gers fans?

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