Rangers supporters in the Transfer Tavern are very much looking forward to the 2018/19 Scottish Premiership season following the appointment of Steven Gerrard as the club’s new manager earlier in the summer.
The 38-year-old was confirmed as Graeme Murty’s replacement back in May to take over officially on June 1, although the Liverpool legend was busy prior to his start date in making some shrewd additions in a bid to bridge the gap on champions Celtic this season. The likes of Allan McGregor, Connor Goldson, Nikola Katic, and Ovie Ejaria have all joined the Light Blues this summer, as Gerrard seeks to rebuild a Gers squad ahead of a possible title assault this time round.
Subsequently, there are many excited Rangers fans in the Tavern at present, several of whom are wondering where the next signing could come from, as time ticks towards their opening Scottish Premiership clash against Aberdeen at the start of August.
And with several young players in the Premier League likely eyeing their first real chance of regular first team football, many feel that Tottenham sensation Juan Foyth would see his career take off were he to move to Ibrox this summer.
Ultimately, the 20-year-old made the move to North London last year after beginning his career in Argentina with Estudiantes, and he has since gone on to make just eight senior appearances for Mauricio Pochettino’s side, none of which have come in the Premier League.
And with the plethora of defensive options available to the Spurs chief, it doesn’t look like the centre back will get too many chances this term either, whereas those chances may be more forthcoming at Rangers.
The Gers struggled greatly defensively last term in shipping more goals in the league than any other side that finished in the top seven, something Gerrard has already sought to address with the additions of Goldson and Katic.
Yet with David Bates having left this summer, Russell Martin having returned to Norwich City after his loan spell, and the future of veteran defender Bruno Alves far from certain, the Liverpool legend may feel that further reinforcements are needed – Foyth’s arrival would do just that.
And while being in and around a squad like Tottenham’s and thus training with some of the best players in the country can only help in Foyth’s development, translating that into regular football is another matter entirely, and something the 20-year-old will need to do to fulfil his undoubted potential.
And with that unlikely to happen at Spurs this season, the centre back’s career could well and truly take off were he to move to Rangers this summer.
Rangers fans… what do you think? Let us know!
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