Ibrox sources: Dave King gives green light for Rangers to seal A-list signing
Rangers are plotting a marquee striker signing to make Ibrox explode next season, Football Insider understands.
The Light Blues are working on recruiting an A-list attacking star who can help end their trophy pain and stop Celtic careering to their ninth consecutive league title.
Ibrox sources have told Football Insider that chairman Dave King has given the green light to backing Steven Gerrard with a top-quality and expensive addition on Premier League-style wages.
Rangers expect to sell 30-goal leading scorer Alfredo Morelos – the club want a £19million fee but are likely to have to settle for around half of that sum – and will replace him with a proven operator, most likely from the top flight south of the border.
Watford striker Andre Gray and out-of-contract Arsenal forward Danny Welbeck have been linked with the Glasgow giants, and that is the kind of calibre Rangers want to improve their team and end Celtic’s dominance.
Encouragingly for Ibrox fans, King and the board are prepared to spend big, on either fee or salary, and possibly both, to give Gerrard a forward who can strike fear into the opposition.
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The Hoops will secure a third consecutive treble if they defeat Hearts in Saturday’s Scottish Cup final, while Rangers ended the campaign trophy-less despite signs of improvement under Gerrard.
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