Rangers Set Eyes On League One Defender Amidst Conundrum Over Millwall Deal: Gerrard’s Best Bet?

It is no secret that Rangers are in the market for a left-sided centre-back and they have been pursuing Millwall’s impressive defender Jake Cooper. Rangers have made a latest £3m bid for the 23-year-old and it is expected that this will be the last and final offer for the player. If the Lions turn down the bid, the Gers will look for other alternatives and it seems like they have already identified one.

The Gers are being linked with a move for Blackpool’s defender Curtis Tilt. The player is valued at £1m and if the deal with Millwall doesn’t come to a fruitful conclusion for Steven Gerrard over the Jake Cooper deal, they are going to go for this Blackpool’s defensive ace. It’s believed that English club Ipswich Town have also made a £550,000 bid for the player and Rangers will have to move in quick if they want their target at Ibrox.

The 26-year-old is set to enter in his final year of contract and Blackpool are keen to hold on to him until their £1m valuation is met. Tilt was a constant feature at Bloomfield Park last season as he had made 45 appearances in all competitions.

The Teddy Bears have taken a huge punt by appointing an inexperienced manager in Steven Gerrard but the former Liverpool midfielder has brought a lot of positivity to the club. The club has also taken some giant strides in the transfer market as they have sealed the deal for as many as 10 players this summer. 

The Gers were the top scorers in the Premiership, however, they were let down by their shoddy defence. They had the worst defensive record among all of the top seven sides and Gerrard’s first priority would have been to address their leaking defence. He has already acquired the likes of Connor Goldson and Nikola Katic who are expected to play in the centre back role. The club has been targetting Cooper for quite a while now but Millwall are reluctant to sell their defensive beast and want to extort as much money as possible for their ace.

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Tilt is not in the same bracket as Cooper but he still won’t be a bad option to have at the back. The 26-year-old has been plying his trade in the lower division of English football for quite a while now and this will be his biggest break if Rangers manages to sign him. It remains to be seen whether he will be able to come up with the performances required at this level.

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Ayush Chaurasia

Sports Management Graduate. Wannabe sports manager/writer and researcher. If not found disscussing about sports, will be seen talking about movies or tv shows. Miserable rest of the times.

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