By Richard Parks
Rangers fans have taken to Twitter to deliver mixed verdicts after it was reported that former Liverpool defender Martin Skrtel is one of Steven Gerrard’s top transfer targets.
The Daily Record claim that Gerrard is on the verge of being appointed the new Ibrox manager and has set his sights on a reunion with former Anfield teammate Skrtel.
It is said that the 97-times Slovakia international, 33, is Gerrard’s priority target after he put together a shortlist of potential new signings in talks with director of football Mark Allen and managing director Stewart Robertson.
Skrtel, who stands at 6ft 3in according to stats site Transfermarkt, joined Fenerbahce from Liverpool in the summer of 2016 and has a year remaining on his contract with the Turkish club.
He was a mainstay of the Merseyside giants’ side for eight years and made 320 appearances for the club, most of them alongside Gerrard.
Rangers fans are split between those who believe he would be an “excellent signing” and others who are concerned about his age.
Here is a selection of their messages on Twitter:
If this is true (big IF) skrtel is a decent signing which I fully back https://t.co/rwR6RO4Pw3
— Max (@DaveCo82) May 4, 2018
Skrtel may be a bit of a hot-head but he’s still as fit as a fiddle. He’d be the best CB in Scottish football.
— Kurtan (@Kurtanev) May 4, 2018
Skrtel won’t happen ????
— Jack ????????⚡ (@WatpJack) May 4, 2018
Big martin skrtel is the type of no nonsense defender we need.
— Gary Caw (@garycawnew) May 4, 2018
Skrtel! How old is he now?
— Richard Geddes (@gedi1873) May 4, 2018
His name is the one who appears to be strongly linked, if Gerrard wants him and has been given assurances then surely the board have to match his ambition. Will be funny season with stories but it’s exciting.
— Rangers Bantz (@RangersBanter17) May 4, 2018
Would be a excellent signing. pic.twitter.com/auNw5lccHU
— derek fleming (@thegrover63) May 4, 2018
Last week you were lying about Steve Clarke and this week you claim to know Gerrards transfer target ????????
— Johny Mac (@JohnyMac83) May 4, 2018