Rangers are lining up a loan move for Liverpool striker Dominic Solanke this summer. According to recent reports, the new Rangers boss Steven Gerrard already has a list of transfer targets which includes Solanke. After his appointment as the new boss at the Ibrox Stadium, Gerrard weighed in on his feelings and was quoted to have said, “I have confidence in my ability.
“I have weighed the gamble up and the risk and I understand other people thinking it is because it is my first job in management, but I have confidence in myself that I can deliver for these supporters.
Some sources are now claiming that one of the first players that the former Liverpool captain could look to target is the 20-year-old, Solanke, who has found first-team opportunities limited at the Merseyside club this season. The Basingstoke-born attacking talent has made 24 appearances for the Reds this term but is yet to find the back of the net.
However, he has one Premier League assist to his name and has also impressed while playing for the Liverpool youth teams.
Solanke has also represented his nation, England, at every youth level from the Under-16 level onwards and is considered as one of the most promising young forwards in English football. He has mostly been limited to appearances from the Liverpool bench during the course of this campaign and could be looking for a temporary switch this summer in order to get more first-team action.
The Teddy Bears have a tally of 68 points in 36 league fixtures and are currently lying in the 3rd spot in the Scottish Premiership standings. With the appointment of a new manager, the Gers could be willing to make some bold decisions during the summer transfer period in their efforts to close the gap to Celtic next season.
The addition of Solanke will definitely bolster Gerrard’s attacking options ahead of the new campaign. Rangers have the likes of Jason Cummings, Alfredo Morelos, Jamie Murphy, Eduardo Herrera, Joe Dodoo and Michael O’Halloran competing for a place in the Gers first-team. The potential acquisition of Solanke will undoubtedly improve their squad significantly and add more competition for places within Gerrard’s team.
The English forward could benefit from playing first-team football week in week out which might help him break into Jurgen Klopp’s senior side in the coming years. He will a massive coup for the Gers if Gerrard can pull off such a move this summer. It remains to be seen what lies ahead in the future of Solanke and whether he ends up a making a temporary switch to the Ibrox Stadium in the near future.