Rangers will undeniably be looking to make some big name signings in the summer as they look to get the Steven Gerrard revolution to a fast start, and one player they must consider making a move for is Hamburg’s Lewis Holtby.
The goalscoring midfielder, who will be available as a free agent in the summer when his contract expires, was unable to prevent the Bundesliga side from being relegated, but that didn’t stop him from going on a one man mission to try and keep them in the top flight.
Holtby scored six goals in 17 games for Hamburg, and was a key man in their recent revival. The player had overcome fitness issues and a falling-out with a previous manager to become a key man for HSV, but he was unable to prevent the relegation.
At still only 27-years-old Holtby still has much to offer, and he will surely be looking to make amends after a failed first spell in British football with Spurs and Fulham.
The attacking midfielder has a touch of class which the current Gers side just doesn’t have, and if he is looking for advice on how to improve his game then Gerrard and his assistant Gary McAllister were both incredibly successful midfielders in their playing days.
The Gers would be gambling if they move for Holtby, but what have they got to lose? He is the sort of player who could tear up Scottish football.
In other Rangers news, Jamie Murphy is set to sign a permanent deal with the Gers