Rangers must be “extremely cautious” if they are to try and sign Liverpool defender Nathaniel Clyne on a free transfer this summer, according to Michael Brown.
In an exclusive interview with Football Insider assistant editor Russell Edge, the former Premier League midfielder claims the 28-year-old could be a “great” signing if the terms are right and he can prove his fitness.
As revealed exclusively by Football Insider, the Light Blues are considering making a move to sign the right-back on a free transfer if he is willing to take a significant pay cut on his current £70,000-a-week deal.
Football Insider revealed earlier this month that the defender is one of five Liverpool players set to leave Anfield when his contract runs out this summer.
Brown insists a fit Clyne would be a fantastic addition to the squad but on the proviso that the money is right and he is over his injury nightmare.
Asked if signing the full-back would be a coup for the Gers, Brown told Football Insider: “It would be but fitness comes into it.
“At what price do Rangers pay out, for their budget, regarding players who have missed parts of the season. You’ve got to be extremely cautious.
“The club will say: ‘We want him to play football,’ so if there’s a deal to be done both ways to get those minutes in then great.
“He is a pull, Steven Gerrard, but when a player’s not been fit, you’ve got to be careful. There’s no transfer fee but they’re big deals, they’re still big deals. It’s so difficult for Rangers and their spending capacity for a player coming out of the Premier League.”
Clyne has missed the entirety of the 2019/20 campaign after suffering a cruciate ligament injury last July.
He has 103 appearances under his belt for Liverpool, although his last game came back in May 2019 while on loan at Bournemouth.
In other Rangers news, the club are set for a U-turn on blockbuster deal for £30,000-a-week ace.