Eight goals and five assists: Rangers ready to triple wages of Liverpool winger - report
By Alex Stevens
Rangers are targeting a summer move for a second Liverpool teenager as they eye Spaniard Sergi Canos, according to a report.
The 19-year-old winger made his debut for the Merseysiders in Sunday’s 1-1 Premier League draw against West Brom after completing a successful season-long loan at Championship club Brentford.
But The Independent claim the winger’s Anfield debut is in doubt as he is out of contract in 12 months and has failed to agree the terms of an extension.
It is said that Rangers are one of a number of clubs who have made enquiries about Canos, with Brentford, Reading and Fulham also expressing an interest.
Canos played the last nine minutes of Liverpool’s draw at the Hawthorns, which he described afterwards as “a dream come true” and “the best 10 minutes of my life”.
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However, Liverpool are reportedly a long way from agreeing new terms with the teenager after offering him a new deal on £3,000 per week, which is one third of what he could hope to command if he joined Rangers or one of his other suitors.
Midfielder Jordan Rossiter quit Anfield to move to Ibrox on a four-year deal last week after agreeing a transfer that will cost the Scottish club just a £250,000 compensation fee as his Liverpool contract was due to expire next month.
The likelihood is that Liverpool will either have to secure Canos to a new contract this summer or sell him on a permanent transfer for a £1million-plus fee.
The former Barcelona academy product, who moved to Merseyside in the summer of 2013, demonstrated his potential by scoring eight goals and supplying five assists in 43 appearances for Brentford this season in all competitions.
In other Rangers news, one of the team’s emerging stars could be playing in the Premier League next season.