Steven Gerrard looks to be doing the right thing for the future of the Gers this summer. A number of players look to be coming in and not once has a big name with big wages been linked. The most recent links have claimed Stevie G wants a double deal for Umaro Balde and Albert Rachi, a midfield pairing that could still be playing at Ibrox in 2035.
For that to happen, a lot of good fortune would be needed, but with Gerrard looking to bring in 15-year-old Albert Rachi from Tottenham and 16-year-old Umaro Balde from Sporting Lisbon it looks like the Anfield legend is already eyeing up a future of success at Ibrox, that is if this report from The Evening Times is anything to go off of.
Whilst all football fans love signing new players, there’s something slightly underwhelming about bringing in youngsters who you know won’t be set to feature for years to come. Next season, if both Rachi and Balde are brought in, they’ll be lucky to get a couple of cameo appearances off the bench. However, in three, four or five years they’ll be the ones that the Bluenoses look to.
At the moment, the men in the middle of the park at Ibrox are Ryan Jack, Glen Kamara and Scott Arfield, but that will be set to change. What the Gers will need if they are to regain their grip of dominance on Scottish football is a structure, and whilst Gerrard chases short-term success with the current crop of players, what he needs is to implement the foundations for future success and that is where the two youngsters would come in.
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