Rangers manager Steven Gerrard has apparently held talks with Gers attacker Josh Windass in a bid to convince him his future lies at Ibrox, according to a club insider, but the Light Blues boss will be in for a shock if he plans to rely on the 24-year-old.

According to Four Lads Had A Dream on Twitter, who have a solid record from breaking news from Ibrox, claim the Liverpool icon has spoken with Windass as he views him as an “important” player.

Windass ended the season as the joint-top goalscorer with Alfredo Morelos but his performances regularly came in for criticism from fans and pundits alike – with interim manager Graeme Murty even publicly criticising his performances at times last season.

The former Accrington star had a fantastic purple patch last season – scoring 16 of his 18 goals under Murty – but has largely disappointed during his time north of the border.

With reports that Cardiff could offer the Light Blues £3million for Windass, Gerrad may be better served moving the 24-year-old on and using the money his sale would bring to strengthen his squad ahead of a title challenge next term.

Windass’ time at Ibrox has also seen him – and his dad Dean – constantly engage in spats with Gers fans on Twitter for some reason and it has done the attacker few favours with a fan base already massively split about what he brings to the team.

Gerrard’s arrival could spark a change in Windass and turn him into a more consistent player but it doesn’t seem likely and the Gers would be better served trying to cash in on him this summer.

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