Rangers boss Steven Gerrard has revealed why his former Liverpool team-mate Lucas Levia will not be joining his Ibrox revolution.

Gerrard was very keen to bring the 31-year-old to Ibrox, but he disclosed that the Gers couldn’t compete with the wages that he is on at his current club Lazio.

The Gers boss made the revelation on the Daily Record live transfer blog on Monday morning (08:34)

“It is not possible. Lucas has just got Player of the Year for Lazio and I’m sure his wages are very, very high, and very, very good for him. I don’t think that one is possible.”

Football Insider verdict

Steven Gerrard might have brought in a lot of players so far this summer, but competing with the likes of Lazio’s wages is a step too far for the Ibrox side. Lucas would have made a fine addition to the Gers squad for the season ahead, but as the Gers boss himself admits, the chances of singing a player who was named player of the year for a Serie A side are always going to be slim. Still, Gers fans should be encouraged at the level of signing that Gerrard is aiming to bring to the club, it seems to be of a higher quality then the type that Mark Warburton and Pedro Caixinha tried to bring to Ibrox. Gerrard and Mark Allen seem to be trying to bring together a team that will eventually challenge for the league title, and fans should be encouraged that the likes of Lucas are on the shortlist of signings that Gerrard and Allen have put together.

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