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Steven Gerrard might actually be the man to get a tune out of Ndong

Steven Gerrard might actually be the man to get a tune out of Ndong

Rangers fans will still be disappointed after the Gers crashed out of the Scottish League Cup against Aberdeen.

Lewis Ferguson’s header was the only game of the game and booked a place in the final against Celtic for his side. It marked the fifth consecutive semi-final that Rangers had tasted defeat in. Steven Gerrard’s men were unable to bounce back from the set back on Wednesday, only managing a 1-1 draw against Kilmarnock in the SPFL.

The Gers are now four points behind rivals Celtic following a dip in form as the season progressed. Gerrard should be identifying potential January targets to give his side a needed boost in the New Year. One man he should be keeping tabs on is former Sunderland midfielder – Didier Ndong.

Valued at £7.2m by Transfermarkt, the Gabon international became Sunderland’s club-record signing in 2016 when he signed from Lorient for £13m. Ndong became a key player for the club but was unable to prevent them from relegation in the Premier League. After they dropped into League One, Ndong expressed his desire to leave and his contract was eventually terminated following a long dispute with the club.

Ndong is still without a club and will be free to find a new employer when the January transfer window. An extremely powerful midfielder, the 24-year-old would be a dominant force in Scotland. His tenacity in midfield would certainly please Gerrard – he averaged 2.9 tackles and 2.1 interceptions in the Championship last season (WhoScored).

If the former Liverpool captain could keep him in order, Ndong would prove to be a great signing.

Rangers fans, thoughts?

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