Rangers boss Steven Gerrard wants to add a midfielder to his squad, but so far this summer he has been unable to sign the player that he wants.
He wanted to sign his former Liverpool team-mate Lucas Levia, but as he told the Daily Record live transfer blog on Monday morning (08:34) the Gers couldn’t match Lazio’s wages.
So Gerrard will continue to look for a midfielder who can control the middle of the park, and luckily for him there is one available in Scotland – Hibenian’s John McGinn.
The Gers have been linked with a move for the 23-year-old earlier in the summer, when the Daily Record reported that Gerrard was interested in the player but Hibernian were wanting £5million for him.
The latest club to be credited with an interest in McGinn is Derby, with the Scottish Sun reporting that the Rams are set to offer Hibernian £3million for the player.
Celtic have also been mentioned in dispatches regarding McGinn, but Gerrard and Mark Allen should put all the speculation to one side by launching a blockbuster bid for the player.
If the Gers were able to land McGinn it would be a colossal statement of intent, that the Ibrox side really meant business about wining the Scottish Premiership in their first season under Gerrard.
The Gers can afford to bring in the player, so they should test the water with a bid, as not only would McGinn be a huge signing symbolically, but it would help Gerrard solve his midfield problem as well.
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