Rangers’ pursuit of Liverpool attacker Dominic Solanke might need to wait until August before there’s any decision made, according to a report, which is sure to leave the Ibrox giants frustrated.
According to Goal, a move to Ibrox is a possibility for the 20-year-old but it is “unlikely” the Reds will let him leave Anfield until well after the Light Blues’ season has kicked off.
Solanke made 26 appearances for Liverpool last season and was an unused substitute in the 3-1 Champions League final defeat by Real Madrid last weekend.
Gers manager Steven Gerrard has already made three signings before he officially takes the reins on Friday with his first game in charge taking place on July 12th when the Light Blues begin their Europa League campaign.
Football Insider verdict:
Waiting until August could prove problematic, but it is hardly the end of the world if the Gers can’t get Solanke until later in the transfer window. The Light Blues’ attacking options aren’t the worst so it isn’t as pressing as getting in new defenders with Fabio Cardoso and Ross McCrorie the only recognised central defenders in the first-team squad, while Bruno Alves takes part in the World Cup in Russia. If the Ibrox giants can get a deal for the 20-year-old over the line it could be a fantastic bit of business and add some real quality to a Gers side that have lacked that killer edge at times to finish teams off and win games. Although it isn’t ideal, it certainly shouldn’t be a deal-breaker for the Light Blues that a decision might not be made until August. In a way it is something that could actually work in the Gers’ favour with the transfer window in England closing much earlier than in Scotland.
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