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.
With days until the arrival of our new manager he has already put wheels in motion for next season
He has met Josh Windass in an attempt to persuade the player to stay at Rangers, Gerrard feels he is an important player
Negotiations continue with Brighton over Connor Goldson
— Four Lads Had a Dream (@4ladshadadream) May 28, 2018
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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