By Gabriel Agbonlahor

10th Nov, 2021 | 12:30pm

Agbonlahor: Aston Villa on verge of 'perfect' Gerrard appointment after 'massive' development

Aston Villa are the “perfect” club for Steven Gerrard to progress in his managerial career, according to Gabby Agbonlahor.

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, Villa’s record Premier League goalscorer and claimed the club are “massive” and will be able to persuade Gerrard to quit Rangers.

Football Insider broke the news at 3pm yesterday (November 9) that the Ibrox boss was ready to tell the Glasgow giants he was keen on taking the Villa job.

This site updated today (November 10) to reveal the Midlands giants are now confident of appointing Gerrard after late-night talks.

“Aston Villa are a massive, massive club and it would be massive to get Gerrard,” Agbonlahor told Football Insider correspondent Connor Whitley.

“Steven Gerrard will know that, he will have played there a number of times.

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“He will see Aston Villa as the perfect project. A team full of quality players with a lot of potential. There’s a lot of young players in the squad.

“Also, it’s a set of owners who have got a lot of money and will invest in the squad. It’s the perfect club to manage.

“Maybe he’ll look at it and think ‘I’ve done all I can for Rangers. Jurgen Klopp doesn’t look like he’s going anywhere soon’. Maybe he might need some Premier League experience before he takes the Liverpool job. Liverpool will want to see how he does in the Premier League before they appoint him in the future.

“For me, I just feel it’s the perfect job. He can get Villa back into Europe where they belong, he’s done all he can for Rangers.”

Gerrard has been in charge of Rangers since the summer of 2018.

He delivered a historic 55th Scottish Premiership title last season with an unbeaten campaign.

In other news, the Premier League will hold talks over an Aston Villa player at a key meeting after a source reveal.