Gerrard masterstroke: £4m bid for Rangers-mad international would be perfection
Steven Gerrard is on the verge of a masterstroke before he has even properly taken charge at Rangers by reportedly tabling a £4million bid for Swansea centre-forward Oli McBurnie.
The Sun has reported that McBurnie, 21, has been identified as the player that Gerrard wants to make his first signing in charge of the Light Blues as the Scotland international is due to enter the final year of his contract at the Liberty Stadium.
It is understood Rangers may face a fight to sign McBurnie as Leeds and Derby are also looking to sign up the goal machine after an impressive loan spell at Barnsley saw him score nine goals in 17 Championship appearances since January.
McBurnie is a boyhood Rangers fan, and the report adds that it would “virtually impossible” for him to turn down a deal to move to Ibrox.
The Swansea forward would be a fantastic addition at Ibrox in the summer and Gerrard is right to have the Swansea forward high on his list going into the summer.
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For £4million, Rangers would be getting themselves a young, hungry striker who is in the form of his life and he could really help close up the gap between themselves and Celtic.
Jason Cummings’ loan spell has now come to an end and there are doubts whether he will be signing permanently from Nottingham Forest while Alfredo Morelos could be offloaded to fund an overhaul of the squad.
That leaves Gerrard in need of a striker and McBurnie would be a perfect addition and will surely be one of the best signings made at Ibrox in a very long time.