Steven Gerrard is considering a shock move for former Hibs attacker Dylan McGeouch, according to a report.
The Scottish Sun claims McGeouch decided to quit Hibs at the end of the season and, with his contract up at the end of May, is available as a free agent.
It is said that Neil Lennon still wants to keep hold of the 25-year-old and has offered him £3,000-a-week to stay, making him one of the highest earners at the club.
However, Gerrard’s number two Gary McAllister has enquired about his availability, ahead of the new Ranges manager starting – which is today.
Rangers will have competition from Blackburn, who it is claimed could smash the Hibs’ offer.
Football Insider verdict:
McGeouch has been around the houses and it would be fitting for him to end up back at Rangers. He was there as a youth, before being tempted to Celtic, despite then Gers boss Walter Smith trying to keep hold of him. Neil Lennon tempted him to the Hoops but he didn’t make it and was loaned to Coventry before eventually making a permanent switch to Hibs. Over his two spells at Easter Road he’s made 121 appearances and resurrected his career – he made his full debut for Scotland this week in the 2-0 defeat to Peru – and now seems to have options that would take him either to Ibrox or to the Championship. Lennon can give up on keeping him and £3k-a-month isn’t going to be enough to get him to change his mind. His status as a free agent will give him the opportunity to negotiate a better wage at either of the two clubs that are reported to be interested in him. Rangers fans will have their eyes on bigger prizes but McGeouch would improve their squad and is a known performer at Premiership level – he was Hibs’ standout player last season.
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