Rangers manager Steven Gerrard should launch an audacious bid to bring Uruguayan striker Abel Hernandez to Ibrox this summer after it was confirmed he would leave Hull City.
Hull confirmed in a statement, as quoted by the BBC, that the 27-year-old would leave the KCOM Stadium this summer after hitting the net 39 times in 110 appearances for the Tigers.
The Gers are reportedly looking at bringing a number of new attackers to Ibrox with a double swoop for Liverpool’s Dominic Solanke and Ovie Ejaria high on Gerrard’s agenda but Hernandez would offer something different for the Gers.
Hernandez, who failed to make the Uruguayan World Cup squad, joined Hull from Palermo for a then club-record fee of £10million in the summer of 2014 but after an injury-hit season a move to Rangers would give him a great chance to revive his career alongside former Hull team-mate Allan McGregor.
At 27, Hernandez is at the peak of his career and the chance to come to Ibrox and compete for trophies and play in Europe would surely be a huge draw for the striker after struggling at the wrong end of the table with Hull.
Signing the striker would possibly be outside the reach of the Gers financially but unless the Ibrox giants ask the question they’ll never know what they can do.
Leaving Hull at the end of his deal does, however, give the Gers a bit more of a chance to sign the Uruguayan with no need to shell out a transfer fee to secure his signature.
There’s little doubt that a fully-fit Hernandez would be a fantastic signing for the Gers and prove a massive step-up in quality for the Light Blues as they look to win their first major trophy since 2011.
A deal might be unlikely but Rangers can do far worse than try to lure the striker to Ibrox this summer.