Three Exciting Transfer Targets Steven Gerrard & Rangers Need to Consider in This Transfer Window

The Gers are looking to add more depth and quality to their current squad after a stellar 20/21 campaign. The Rangers won the Scottish Premiership under the guidance of Steven Gerrard, finishing the season unbeaten and conceding just 13 goals, but their eyes have now turned towards the transfer market to reinforce the squad for the upcoming season.

The Rangers will be defending their title and will also go head-to-head against Europe’s best in the Champions League. To compete at the highest level, the Rangers have to improve their current team roster, and Steven Gerrard and his team are searching through the transfer market to get hold of those prospects. With a strong defensive line and passionate players up top, these 3 players can make their way to Ibrox this summer.

Aleksandar Mitrovic

The Serbian international has proved his mettle in the English Premier League with clubs like Newcastle United and Fulham. The 26-year-old is a quality striker coming up with timely goals for his team, is strong in the air, and an out-and-out number 9. Gerrard would like to have a quality finisher to lead his attacking lines, especially with star player Alfredo Morelos looking to leave.

After finishing the previous season at 18th position and with just 28 points, Fulham got relegated to the Championship but, Mitrovic would want regular playtime at the top level. The striker so far has 24 goals & 10 assists to his name in 104 appearances in the Premier League.

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With Champions League football at Ibrox, the transfer does make sense for the player. He is young and will be looking to make his mark if given the opportunity by the Rangers. However, Mitrovic still has two years left in his contract with Fulham and the potential transfer fee is expected to be around £30 million, which might prove to a problem for the club.

Jonjo Shelvey 

Steven Gerrard would want to strengthen his midfield and with attacking football being the heart of the team, the Rangers need to bring in someone talented and experienced. Newcastle United midfielder Jonjo Shelvey can be the perfect fit for Gerrard’s midfield pairing alongside Steven Davis. The 29-year-old can easily slot into the defensive midfield position and string out quality passes from the backline of defence.

Taking into consideration the economic factor that will be in play for Rangers when searching for players, the addition of Jonjo Shelvey will certainly not put a significant dent in the club’s pocket. With stellar passing capabilities and quality set-piece delivery, Shelvey has a lot to offer.

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The English midfielder’s contract with Newcastle runs till June 2023, but the Magpies might consider cashing in on the player with Premier League football to play next season. Shelvey could be reunited with his former teammate Gerrard, who played together at Liverpool and this might help convince the midfielder to consider the option. Also, playing in the Champions League is another lucrative prospect.

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Gary Cahill

The key to the Rangers’ unbeaten Scottish Premiership triumph was their defensive strength, conceding just 13 goals throughout the season in the league. This shows how well drilled was Gerrard’s team and the addition of Crystal Palace defender Gary Cahill will enhance their defensive setup to a greater degree.

The 35-year-old veteran defender is out of contract at Crystal Palace at the end of this month and this might be the perfect opportunity for the Gers to sign him for free. Although he is past his prime years, he still has solid defensive qualities along with tons of experience, which certainly will come in handy for Gerrard in the Champions League.

The English defender is solid at the heart of defence, strong in the air, great physical presence in the penalty box, and excellent leadership qualities. If the Rangers sign him, Gerrard might get some relief with an experienced Champions League and Premier League winner guarding the fort.

Steven Gerrard has been hailed by great many for his success at Rangers, with Sir Alex Ferguson complimenting his work too at Ibrox. Hopefully, this is the first of many for the Rangers, and without a doubt, Steven Gerrard will be pushing for the transfer of quality players to back his project for the upcoming European challenge next season.

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