Steven Gerrard is on the phone “every day” to former club Liverpool trying to lure their top talent to Rangers.
That is according to ex-Tottenham and Man City midfielder Michael Brown, speaking exclusively to Football Insider assistant editor Russell Edge about the Light Blues’ pursuit of Curtis Jones.
As revealed exclusively by Football Insider, Rangers have reignited their interest in signing the attacking midfielder on loan this summer after failing with their January swoop.
Brown explained how Celtic are well aware of the growing threat posed by Rangers and the manager’s contacts book is key to that.
Asked about a move for Jones, told Football Insider: “He’s on the phone every day is Steven Gerrard, he’s on the phone every day trying to get help from Liverpool, of course he is.
“That’s his job, that’s what he does, that’s his aura. He’s looking at how can he improve his team, how can he get better players to the football club, get them that little bit of stability and make them better?
“For me, they’ve just got to concentrate on bridging that gap, they’ve come a long way, we’ve seen some great signs under Steve Gerrard and now a bit more of a drive in recruitment, a bit more investment.
“Celtic are certainly aware that Rangers are back, they’re as close as they’ve ever been and they’ll put the pressure on them.”
Since Gerrard’s arrival in the summer of 2018, Rangers have taken Ryan Kent, Sheyi Ojo and Ovie Ejaria from Anfield to Ibrox initially on loan.
The Ibrox manager also signed Jon Flanagan from his former club on a free transfer and pushed for Kent to move permanently last summer in a deal worth £7.5m.
In other Rangers news, it can be REVEALED that the club have set their sights on goalscoring Premier League midfielder, with two offers submitted.