Wales manager Ryan Giggs thinks that reported Rangers target Ben Woodburn could have a decision to make if he doesn’t force his way into the first-team at Anfield soon – but admitted that it’s been “difficult” for the 18-year-old with players like Mo Salah ahead of him.
According to The Express, incoming Gers boss Steven Gerrard is interested in bringing Liverpool’s youngest ever goalscorer to Ibrox this summer and Giggs and Giggs thinks the seven-times capped international will want to be playing regularly.
With Liverpool’s front men “on fire” this season, Giggs thinks Woodburn will know what he needs to do to break into the side – otherwise there is a “decision to be made” over his future.
“Every player wants to play, that’s where you learn about yourself and get tested but it’s difficult when you’re at big clubs,” Giggs said, as quoted by the BBC.
“Obviously the front players at Liverpool have been on fire this season so it’s been difficult.
“I’m sure he’s [Woodburn] learnt seeing them at close hand and knows what he needs to do to get into that first team.
“But if he doesn’t then obviously there’s a decision to be made by Liverpool and by Ben himself on what he does.”
Football Insider verdict:
Woodburn is at a point where regular first-team football would be a massive boost to his development and if he can get that at Ibrox then it should be a no-brainer for the 18-year-old to head north of the border. Gerrard has spoken highly of the striker in the past – making him captain of Liverpool’s Under-18’s last season – and it isn’t a shock to see him linked with a move to Ibrox. The Welshman looks to have a massive future ahead of him and if Gerrard’s links to Anfield help the Light Blues get this move over the line then Gerrard’s appointment is already starting to reap reward for Rangers. Woodburn has shown in his appearances for Wales and Liverpool that he is avery promising young player and the chance to play regularly for one of the biggest clubs in front of 50,000 incredibly passionate fans every other week while competing for trophies and titles is one that must surely be tempting.
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