Rangers fans in the Transfer Tavern will be concerned that they will not be able to land one of their main transfer targets this summer after the latest developments.
Steven Gerrard has been powering on with his recruitment drive since he joined the club last month and has already been able to complete a number of moves for a couple of players, however, it looks as though he is set to encounter his first real problem in the transfer market.
Martin Skrtel has been heavily linked with a move to join his former team-mate at Ibrox, however, the Daily Record are claiming a deal is almost dead in the water as the Gers struggle to come up with the finances for it to happen.
His agent has revealed that the Scottish side were willing to pay just a fraction of the 33-year-old’s £60,000 a week wages, whilst they were far away from matching Fenerbahce’s £5million price tag. Indeed, it’s further claimed that Rangers managing director Stewart Robertson could not get close to the Turkish club’s valuation after initial talks.
The Rangers fans in the Tavern will be disappointed with the latest setback in their quest to add the Slovakia international to their squad. The centre-back position is a key area of the pitch that the Light Blues need to address and Skrtel would have been a more than adequate solution.
The locals in the bar will hope all chances of bringing the 33-year-old are still alive, although a number of the punters would be wary about the club paying £5M for a man who only has a limited playing career left.
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