'Brilliant for Scottish football' - Chris Sutton makes £30m Rangers war chest claim

Former Celtic striker Chris Sutton has claimed that Steven Gerrard will be a success at Rangers – but only if he is handed a war chest of £30million to spend in the summer transfer window.

The Liverpool legend is widely reported to be on his way to Ibrox with the Daily Mail reporting that the 37-year-old could be announced as Graeme Murty’s successor as early as next week.

Sutton believes that Gerrard’s imminent move to Ibrox would be of benefit to football to north of the border, however he still insists that Rangers are in a real mess at the moment.

“A great player, a great football brain. Brilliant for Scottish football if it comes off. If he gets £30million to spend fine. But tell me other than it’s Rangers what is good about the club at present from the top to the bottom,” he said on his personal Twitter account on Saturday morning.

Rangers director of football Mark Allen is already widely reported to be on the verge of completing two signings ahead of the summer with Scott Arfield and Allan McGregor said to be on their way to Govan.

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Sutton knows that there is no way that Dave King will hand Gerrard anywhere near £30million and the ex-Celtic man is clearly just trying to wing up the Gers fans yet again. Gerrard is definitely going to be a risky appointment, however with him will come certain benefits that won’t come with other managers. For instance, Gerrard will surely be able to get first dibs on some up-and-coming players at Liverpool. Some loan signings this summer could be fantastic for the club. His name on it’s own will also attract bigger names from elsewhere and should definitely get the English-based broadcasters more interested in Scottish football.

In other Rangers news, one of Gerrard’s former Liverpool team-mates has dropped a hint that he could be on his way to Ibrox in the summer.

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