Premier League sides Fulham and Huddersfield Town could trump Rangers in their bid to sign Liverpool winger Harry Wilson, according to a report, with the English sides prepared to launch bids to buy the winger.
But, with Liverpool reluctant to sell, then Rangers must hold all the aces.
The Mirror’s report also claims that the Anfield giants would prefer to see Wilson go out on loan before returning to stake a claim for a first-team place in Jurgen Klopp’s side – and this is where the Gers have the advantage.
The Reds still see Wilson has having a future at Anfield and don’t want to cut him loose yet – and the chance to go work under Gerrard for 12 months should appeal to both Wilson and Liverpool.
Wilson, however, is believed to want regular games as he enters a crucial stage of his career.
If Fulham or Huddersfield offer that sort of money then there is no way the Gers can compete with that. £7million would be a massive gamble for any Scottish club for a player who has limited first-team experience and is still yet to prove himself a consistent top-level performer.
While Fulham and Huddersfield can afford that sort of risk, the Gers can’t and shouldn’t throw that sort of money around on what is a massive punt. Wilson should go on to have a good career if he fulfils his undoubted potential but for now, that’s all it is – potential.
With Liverpool believed to prefer to loan him out again then it should help the Gers’ chances of landing the Welshman but a permanent move to Ibrox at that sort of money is never going to happen.
Hopefully, Steven Gerrard can help influence a deal but if not, then Rangers need to move on quickly and find an alternative.
In other Rangers transfer news, they are leading the hunt to sign an in-demand attacker from Liverpool.