The signing of Steven Gerrard’s former teammate Martin Skrtel at Rangers could prove to be a tricky business after the player’s agent confirmed that the finances are “far apart” at the moment and that could see the deal collapse. This would mean that Rangers might need to look somewhere else and here are three players we think they could try signing.
The Everton man can be another target. He is a former Swansea City player and was held in great esteem at the club back in his day at Wales. However, he has been unable to settle in Merseyside and is far from being a fan favourite. He can seek a move to Scotland and maybe help the Gers before retirement.
The player has massive experience of playing in the top two divisions of the English league. He was an excellent reader of the game at Swansea and is a natural leader. At this age, he can probably help the young defenders at Rangers and help Gerrard solidify the backline at the Gers.
The defender was a part of the Leicester City championship winning team in the 2015-16 season. Along with Wes Morgan, Huth made some brilliant tackles and interceptions at the back. However, he has seen his spot replaced by new defenders since and is no longer a first-team player at the club. He has fallen way down the pecking order and it may be a good time for him to move to another league. He can be a good option for Rangers as he would bring in experience and strength at the back.
He has a strong physical presence and is a no-nonsense defender. The player is an excellent tackler and does not shy away from a physical battle. Having someone like him at the back will definitely improve the confidence and the quality of the Rangers backline.
There has been the talk of Swansea City’s central defender Kyle Bartley moving to Leeds United. The 26-year-old player was out on loan at Leeds United last season. He was impressive for them and made 45 appearances in the Championship.
However, Leeds did not offer to extend his deal and he came back to Swansea for this season. He has been unable to make an impression at the Welsh club having only made 4 appearances all season. However, his season has also been hampered by his ligament injury in his knee which saw him ruled out from August to January.
It might do him good to move to a new club and Rangers under the stewardship of Gerrard could be the ideal restart he needs to kickstart his career once again.