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Gerrard must convince clinical former team-mate to join Rangers, he will be adored by fans

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Rangers confirmed the appointment of Liverpool icon Steven Gerrard as their new manager on Friday afternoon – and the former Anfield skipper should try to convince Fernando Torres his future lies at Ibrox.

The clinical Spaniard will leave Atletico Madrid in the summer as his career winds down but Torres is still more tan capable of ripping defences to shreds in Scotland despite his advancing years.

The 34-year-old will bid farewell to Atleti in the summer, potentially after a Europa League triumph, after spending more than two decades with them over two spells and the chance to link up with Gerrard at Ibrox could prove to be a big draw for Torres.

There’s little that the Spaniard hasn’t achieved in football with winners medals from the Champions League, Europa League, World Cup, two European Championships and FA Cup all having been secured over his career but a top-flight league title still evades El Niño.

Torres will definitely leave Madrid this summer and will likely receive offers from China and Major League Soccer but Gerrard should try to convince Torres that a move to Ibrox, where he would be adored by 50,000 fans every other week, to compete for titles and trophies would be the perfect swansong for one of the most feared strikers of his generation.

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