Former Rangers Man Suggests Teenager’s Name For Club: Should Gerrard Sanction A Move?

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - MAY 19: Aaron Hickey of Hearts holds off Karamoko Dembele of Celtic during the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match between Celtic and Hearts at Celtic Park on May 19, 2019 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

Steven Gerrard had four transfer windows to restructure his Rangers side to reclaim the coveted Scottish crown dethroning Celtic. The Gers have indeed improved under his tutelage. Still, the Liverpool legend must deliver now in terms of winning silverware drawing an end to the Hoops decade-long monopoly in the domestic circuit.

Crisis Down The Left

Although the rumours are mostly surrounding Alfredo Morelos and a potential attacking overhaul in summer, a few other areas need to be addressed too before the start of the upcoming campaign. Rangers have four towering central defensive options in their ranks. Still, a crisis down the wide areas might occur in the coming days if they decide not to extend Jon Flanagan and Andy Halliday’s contract beyond this season.

Both Flanagan and Halliday would be free agents at the end of the ongoing term and the Bears, therefore, must ensure they have enough cover to deputise for Borna Barisic in the left-back role. The Croatian has been sensational following a slow start to life in Scotland and is now in the radar of many having already been approached by AS Roma.

Why Rangers Must Pursue A Move For The Teenager

Meanwhile, there’s been the suggestion of one exciting name by the former Light Blues’ midfielder Alex Rae while attending a Q&A session on Twitter via the club’s academy.

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND – NOVEMBER 03: Aaron Hickey of Heart of Midlothian is seen prior to the Betfred League Cup semi final between Rangers and Heart of Midlothian at Hampden Park on November 03, 2019 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

The 17-year-old Hearts fullback has secured a starting role already down the left-hand flank and is rated highly for his marauding runs, tireless overlapping, crosses and cut insides. He had appeared 30 times this campaign altogether before the game got suspended indefinitely in the wake of COVID 19.

The Scottish sensation also found the winner in September’s  Edinburgh derby away at Hibernian. However, the likelihood of the Jambos’ demotion to the second tier (league reconstruction notwithstanding) could see Gerrard tying down the teenager ahead of the other suitors.

Although a lot needs to be improved to rise and shine in a club of Rangers’ stature, Hickey has already exhibited his maturity as a footballer banking on his game-reading attribute along with the defensive work rate. He has been a bright spark this term in a gloomy Hearts’ side and with ample time to develop, the youngster would flourish his game furthermore under the careful guidance of Steven Gerrard. The Liverpool legend should look to get this move done.

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