Contact made: Gerrard talks to Irish attacker with Rangers switch on the cards - report
Incoming Rangers manager Steven Gerrard have made contact with Norwich City attacker Wes Hoolahan ahead of a potential summer switch, according to a report.
News outlet Joe.co.uk claims that Gerrard has has talked on the phone with the former Ireland international to “gauge his interest” in being one of the Liverpool legend’s first signings as Gers manager.
Hoolahan is set to leave Norwich in the summer when his contract ends having already played his final game for the club.
It is understood that he may fancy a move away from the British Isles though.
The former Livingston winger has made 34 appearances for Daniel Farke’s side this season but is moving on after a decade at Carrow Road and 351 total appearances.
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Hoolohan would be an interesting signing by Gerrard if he was to convince the former Irish international to head to Ibrox. With Daniel Candeias under contract for next season and Jamie Murphy almost certain to make his loan move permanent then it would add some much needed competition for places in the wide areas. The likes of Glenn Middleton and Serge Atakayi in the club’s Academy would no doubt learn from working alongside Hoolahan every day on the training ground too. The Irishman’s age is a bit of a concern as he turns 36 shortly but he keeps himself in good shape and has been regularly involved with Norwich’s first-team this season so it isn’t like he’d suddenly go from rarely playing to being an integral part of the starting XI. A move somewhere like MLS could always entice Hoolahan but if Gerrard has made contact with the winger then the chance to end his career competing in Europe and fighting for trophies would surely be appealing.